So much food is simply discarded when it can be reused to make compost.

Clearer Conscience is the only service in Cape Town offering residential collection of food waste, compostable paper towels and tissues.

We collect from you and take it to a facility that turns it into compost for food gardening.

 

Food waste that we collect:

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

Other items

  • Paper towels
  • Egg trays
  • Flowers

 

DO NOT PUT PLASTIC, GLASS OR TINS INTO THE COMPOST BAGS

 

The system we recommend is:

  • 1x 7-litre aerated counter top bin & 25x 7-litre compostable bags (available from us)
  • Weekly collections

Have your bags of food waste for composting ready for us to collect on your regular recycling collection day.

 

We collect and deliver food waste for composting to Camp Joy in Strandfontein. This is a centre helping rehabilitate people from drug use. They’ve created an urban farm that produces magnificent vegetables (see below) to feed residents there  and at the First Community Resource Centre in Hanover Park.

Camp Joy's kitchen garden