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The city of is proud to announce the re-opening of Rietfontein and Simmer and Jack landfill sites, following a temporal closure.

Member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for Environment Resources and Waste Management Services Cllr Makhosazana Mabaso said “It’s all systems go now that Rietfontein landfill site in KwaThema and Simmer and Jack landfill site in Germiston are back to being fully operational. We have put systems in place to ensure the smooth operation in the facilities and service providers have been appointed to manage the two facilities to maximize the delivery of waste management services in the city.”

As of Friday, 15 October, all municipal waste removal trucks, private trucks and general members of the public will once again enjoy the service of dumping waste at a landfill site closest to them.

During the closure of these two landfill sites, patrons were utilizing Weltevreden landfill site in Brakpan and Platkop landfill site near the N3 highway in Heidelberg.

In addition, work to normalize operations at the Rooikraal landfill site near Dawn Park in Boksburg, is at an advanced stage towards completion and operations are anticipated to resume at the beginning of November 2021.

The city wishes to thank all its customers for their patience during the time of closure of the two landfill sites.


PIC 1: Municipal waste trucks dumping waste at the recently re-opened Simmer and Jack Landfill site in Germiston.