Garbage and Refuse Removal

Waste Management Services

Refuse collection

The municipality provides a weekly scheduled refuse collection service to residents and businesses.

Click here for Amended collection schedule for Knysna from 2 October 2023

Click here for the collection schedule for Sedgefield, Karatara, Buffalo Bay & Rheenendal

We provide a waste disposal service which include the general waste disposal at the Queen Street transfer station and transported to the landfill site.
The service also provides the drop-off facility for garden waste and clean builders’ rubble disposal.

In Sedgefield:
Berghaan Road, Sedgefield – drop off site only for building rubble and garden refuse;

In Knysna:
Drop off for garden refuse only – Old Place Garden Refuse site, Bokmakierie street, Knysna.
There is no municipal drop off site for building rubble. There is a privately owned site – residents must make their own arrangements with owners.

We ensure general cleanliness in the streets and public spaces of Knysna including its beaches.

The department also provides the following services:

  • enforcing the Solid Waste By-law;
  • ad hoc removal of garden refuse (blue bags);
  • collection of recycling in specified areas (clear bags);
  • illegal dumping clearance;
  • installing ‘no dumping’ signage on public open space
  • litter bin provision and servicing;
  • pre- and post-street cleaning for events.

To apply for a municipal wheelie bin or other refuse collection services, please contact Ramona Loxton at or 044 302 6405.

Download application form here: Application Form for Wheelie Bins and Refuse Removal Services

Contact Manager Waste Management:

Mr Randall Bower
Telephone: +27 (0)44 302 6282


Waste Management

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Recycling Tips

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