There is a shocking amount of food waste that is simply discarded when it can actually be reused. In line with the Western Cape Government’s move to a circular economy, they aim to eliminate organic material from going to landfill by 50% in 2022 and 100% by 2027.

Clearer Conscience is unique in Cape Town in offering a residential service that collects all food waste (except for flesh, cooked or uncooked, and bones) as well as paper tissues & towels.

Simply have your compostable bags ready for us to collect on your regular recycling collection day.

The package we suggest is:

1x 7-litre aerated counter top bin

25x 7-litre compostable bags

Either weekly or fortnightly collections

 

What food waste do we collect?

  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Peels
  • Dairy products (non-liquid)
  • Egg shells
  • Baked goods
  • Starches (rice, pasta, pap)
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee grounds
  • (anything that is ‘food’, EXCEPT flesh and bones)

 

Other items

  • Paper towels
  • Egg trays
  • Flowers

 

NO FLESH OR BONES, EITHER COOKED OR UNCOOKED

(this attracts animals and bacteria and can lead to health hazards)

PLASTIC, GLASS AND TINS MUST NOT BE PUT IN THE COMPOSTABLE BAGS

 

The facility we will be dropping off to is Camp Joy in Strandfontein, a centre helping rehabilitate people from drug use. They run a garden that produces magnificent vegetables (see below) to feed the residents there and at the First Community Resource Centre in Hanover Park. They will be composting the food waste.

Camp Joy's kitchen garden
Clearer Conscience will take your food waste to the Camp Joy facility to create compost

Whilst this service is initially for residential clients we are happy to help restaurants and schools manage their kitchen waste too. We have 100 litre sealable drums that are ideal for kitchen collections. Please contact us for further details.