Refuse bins in Milnerton Ridge were tagged on Monday, 4.5.2015. You will find a small white sticker on your bin indicating that it has been tagged. For more information please see CCT’s press release below:

New refuse bin tagging system could save City millions annually


The City of Cape Town is currently fitting all 240-litre wheelie bins with electronic tags to help monitor service delivery and recover stolen infrastructure. Read more below:

The City has begun a project to fit all 240-litre wheelie bins with identification tags to ensure more efficient service provision and revenue accuracy. The tags will allow the City to monitor each bin serviced and to identify bins that are lost, stolen, or illegally serviced without being City property. The City services in excess of 800 000 wheelie bins each week, and this service is provided by means of personnel, trucks and wheelie bins at a cost of almost R1 billion per annum. In rendering the service, virtually every public street in the entire municipal area is traversed each week.

‘The tagging of bins will allow for the service of each individual bin to be monitored. This will provide the means to improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness in managing labour, vehicles and services because the date, time, and location of each bin lifted will be recorded. This innovative project forms part of our commitment to creating a well-run city,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg.

The project will be managed by an external service provider, namely RAMM Technologies. RAMM Technologies is currently under tender by the City and provides services to several departments in the Utility Services Directorate.

RAMM Technologies has been appointed by the Solid Waste Management Department’s Collections and Drop-offs Branch to perform the refuse bin identification exercise. It will see numerous crews, consisting of RAMM contracted staff, moving throughout the city in various suburbs over the next couple of months. These crews will be tagging each individual refuse bin in order to compile a geo-database of all the City’s mobile refuse bins.

For the public to easily identify these crews, RAMM crew members will be required to carry an identification card containing the following information:

  • City of Cape Town logo
  • Photograph of the crew member’s face
  • Member’s surname
  • Member’s first name/s
  • RAMM operations’ telephone number

For more information, residents can contact RAMM Technologies on 086 111 7266 or send an e-mail to

Alternatively, the City can be contacted  on 021 444 7127 or via e-mail to


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