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FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY

ASKED

QUESTIONS

We’ve compiled a handy list of frequently asked questions we often get from people. If there ae any questions pertaining to recycling that are not covered here, please contact us directly.

Can I bring my recycling to the project?

Unfortunately, not. We would love to but we are limited for space and can therefore only accommodate the recycling brought to us by the children. There are however various places in Jeffreys Bay where your recycling can be taken:

 

EnviroMan

EnviroMan is a dedicated recycling company based in Jeffreys Bay and welcome your recycling. They have various drop off points and will also collect your materials if the quantity is large enough.

Website: www.enviroman.co.za
Contact Number: ​​+27 (0) 82 375 6207

They offer a convenient drop off point in Lootspark Industrial Area, off Lootspark Cres in Jeffreys Bay.

 

Jbay Municipality

Your recycling can also be taken to the municipal waste centre managed by the Jeffrey Bay Municipality. The waste collection centre in located opposite the Jeffreys Bay High School in C-Place.

Where can I take my recycling in Jeffreys Bay?

EnviroMan

EnviroMan is a dedicated recycling company based in Jeffreys Bay and welcome your recycling. They have various drop off points and will also collect your materials if the quantity is large enough.

Website: www.enviroman.co.za
Contact Number: ​​+27 (0) 82 375 6207

They offer a convenient drop off point in Lootspark Industrial Area, off Lootspark Cres in Jeffreys Bay.

 

Jbay Municipality

Your recycling can also be taken to the municipal waste centre managed by the Jeffrey Bay Municipality. The waste collection centre in located opposite the Jeffreys Bay High School in C-Place.

How can I recycle at home?

Here are 5 steps to help you get started recycling at home:

 

1 – THINK DIFFERENTLY

Changing your mind set is the first place to start, don’t see recycling as something additional that you now have to do, rather see it as a different way of doing what you already do. Some companies will accept your recycling all mixed together while some require that it be separated. EnviroMan in Jeffreys Bay will accept your materials all mixed so there is no need to separate. The aim is is to lessen the size of the bag filled with things that cannot be recycled, and when you start the process, you will be amazed by how much your bag of non-recycled materials will shrink. And that’s great news for the planet and future generations.

 

2 – KEEP THINGS SEPARATED

If you need to keep things separated the best option is to do so from the start. Once you’ve pile everything into one bag, the likelihood of you separating everything dwindles. If you have the space create a designated recycling zone and encourage your friends and visitors to make use of it.

 

3 – GIVE IT A QUICK RINSE

Always consider of the people who take on the job of sorting all your recycling. A can of tuna becomes rather unpleasant after a long hot journey in the sun. Give it a quick rinse when you’re finished with it, this also prevents any food scraps from stink up your kitchen. The same applies for the any container that housed something that could go rancid.

 

4 – COMPOST IS KING

Recycling is not just about finding a second life for manufactured goods. Your compostable food scraps are a valuable source of energy that should find their way back into your garden where they not only provide great nutrients for your plants, but also save space in landfills. Very often your banana skins end up arriving at the land fill in plastic bags and will not decompose properly. You’re paying for the entire fruit or vegetable, so you may as well make all of it work for you. A worm farm is a great option and a very easy way of converting your food waste into the most amazing compost. The easiest option is to have a sealable plastic container readily available for all your compostable food waste to go into.

 

4 – Build an Eco-Brick

Recycling - eco-brick fom jbay recycling projectMillions of shopping packets and bits of non-recyclable plastic end up in landfills, while some materials can only be recycled a finite number of times. Toothpaste tubes are not recyclable at all. So rather than disposing of them absentmindedly, learn how to build an eco-brick. Once your bricks are complete, they can then be used as bricks to build schools in underprivileged areas.  Even if you do not find a purpose for your Eco-Bricks, they still serve the function of preventing all those bits of plastic from blowing into the ocean and polluting the environment. You can visit this handy resource to find out how to make a functional Eco-Brick.

 

Ultimately the real solution is to be aware of what you purchase. When buying products, try and make decisions based upon how much waste the manufacturer is creating. If we all stop supporting the manufacturers responsible for generating the most waste, eventually they will have to change their packaging techniques and materials. The power lies in your hands, the consumer, and it’s ultimately up to you to make environmentally friendly decisions when purchasing your goods.

How can I shop sensibly?

The best place to start a more environmentally friendly approach is to be aware of what you purchase. To begin with have your own shopping bag that you take with you to the store and can reuse. This avoids the need to purchase any plastic packets. When buying products, try and make decisions based upon how much waste the manufacturer is creating. If we all stop supporting the manufacturers responsible for generating the most waste, eventually they will have to change their packaging techniques and materials. The power lies in your hands, the consumer, and it’s ultimately up to you to make environmentally friendly decisions when purchasing your goods.

 

DO NOT BUY:

  • Products in Aluminium packaging
  • Products in Styrofoam and Polystyrene packaging
  • Any type of plastic that cannot be recycled.
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Plastic bags and plastic wrap
  • Products that make use of bubble wrap

What can I recycle?

What can and can’t be recycled depends on the company doing the recycling, but as a general rule, the following materials can be recycled:

  • Paper including newspapers, magazines, and mixed paper
  • Cardboard (OCC)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Rigid plastic products
  • Metal containers, including tin, aluminium, and steel cans
  • Tetra packs (long life milk cartons)

10

YEARS

750

TONS RECYCLED

75

THOUSAND VISITS

10

YEARS