CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Xanthea Limberg, the City of Cape Town's mayoral committee member for water and waste, provides details on their issuing of free home composting containers to households who applied for them.
The aim of the free home composting programme is to encourage residents to manage and utilise their own organic waste within the home, she explains. The programme has been running since 2016 and 15 000 home composting containers have been handed out.
Examples of this are such as vegetable waste, eggshells, fruit, and teabags.
They can then use some of this home composting for home food gardens because the nutrients go back into the soil and help you grow your own vegetables.— Xanthea Limberg, City of Cape Town's mayoral committee member for water and waste
She explains that it also diverts organic waste from the City's landfills.
The second phase of the roll-out is underway with suburbs like Blouberg, Big Bay, and Melkbostrand being the first on the list. It will continue until July with a schedule of areas to receive the free containers.
You can access the home composting container schedule on the City of Cape Town website to find out when your suburb is scheduled to receive the containers.
Take a listen to the home composting programme details below: