Who to contact to collect and/or manage your recycling

Below are Recycling Collectors in various areas. Note that Postwink is not affiliated with any recycling collectors and hence this information is provided solely in good faith. The onus rests on you to ask the companies below for references & confirm how they operate before using them. That said, please feel free to let us know if you have had a terribly negative or amazingly positive experience with any of the companies listed herein.

NATIONALLY (South Africa): On-Site Sorting and Waste Management, Industrial & Commercial Waste Management

Cape Town: Residential & Business Collections

  • AA Waste (021- 591 5129/021 824 4112) - CBD, Northern suburbs, Southern Suburbs (e-mail: info@aawaste.co.za),
  • Abundance Recycling (e-mail: abundance@telkomsa.net) - CBD, Atlantic Seaboard, (021 531 5888)
  • Averda - will collect for free from flats, apartment blocks and businesses from De Waterkant & Green Point through to Three Anchor Bay and Sea Point on behalf of City Council’s Think Twice programme. Call 021-908 9000 or Zaine on 082 937 9421 or Nadia on 021-908 9000 to sign up.
  • Clearer Conscience , (e-mail: info@clearer.co.za, Tel:082 339 9838)- CBD; Paarden Eiland; Milnerton; Sunset Beach; Montague Gardens; Atlantic Seaboard; Green Point; City Bowl; Muizenburg; St James; Kalk Bay; Fish Hoek; Woodstock; Mowbray; Rondebosch; Newlands; Claremont; Bishops Court; Wynberg; Plumstead; Constantia; Tokai; Kirstenhof; Lakeside
  • CURE (email: sawubonagabriel@gmail.com) - CBD
  • False Bay Recycling (email: fbayrecyclin@telkomsa.net) - Kalk Bay to Simonstown (082 650 6380/021 703 4716)
  • Kool Waste Management- 072 129 5787 - CBD, Woodstock, Southern Suburbs (all the way to Muizenberg) (e-mail: koolwaste@gmail.com)
  • L&B Recycling (email: l.brecyling@wol.co.za),(021 448 5395), Woodstock, Southern suburbs
  • Mandla Recycling - (021 933 3087/072 499 9435).
  • Mpact Recycling - Parrow - (021 931 5106).
  • Mr Recycle (http://www.mrrecycle.co.za/) - Westlake Business Park, Stellenbosch (083 708 3468),(e-mail: mrrecycle@gmail.com - AFTER HOURS COLLECTIONS ONLY)
  • Oasis Association (http://www.oasisrecycling.co.za/)- drop off in Claremont or pick-up facility possible for businesses/schools in CBD & southern suburbs, (021 674 5570),(e-mail: info@oasis.org.za)
  • Recycle 1st (email: anthea@recycle1st.co.za; http://www.recycle1st.co.za )- CBD, Atlantic seaboard, Woodstock, Paarlen Eiland, Milnerton, Century City (083 354 6914/061 378 9858)
  • Regenize (email: info@regenize.co.za; http://www.regenize.co.za )- Cape Town CBD
    Resource Innovations (http://www.riafrica.co.za) - Business Collections, based in Pinelands. Tel: 021-8025509, info@riafrica.co.za)
  • Smart Waste (http://www.smartwaste.co.za/, reg@smartwaste.co.za), (021 579 8210)
  • Urbanwise Recycling (http://www.urbanwise.co.za/) - Milnerton/Blouberg/Tableview (e-mail: info@urbanwise.co.za),(021 557 7076)
  • Waste Control - (021 507 8724/021 534 7180)
  • WastePlan - 086 111 6699 or info@wasteplan.co.za- Free residential collections for Bellville, Durbanville, Brackenfell, Kraaifontein, Camps Bay (for the City of Cape Town) (WastePlan is also a national collector - see above)
  • Wheelie-in-a-Wheelie - Khayelitsha collections - call Wendy +27(76)0778336 / +27(73)0181925
  • Y-Waste - http://www.ywaste.co.za/ - Events, Composting and recycling Collections - CBD

Other waste types that can be recycled:

E-waste / Electronic Waste
* Virgin Earth (http://www.virginearth.co.za/) - Free electronic waste (E-Waste) Collections for businesses (e-mail: info@virginearth.co.za, (072 347 7426)
* CellRecycle - http://cellrecycle.co.za/ - Free collections of unwanted cellphones, computers and other electronic waste. Northern suburbs,(e-mail: bevon@cellrecycle.co.za),(021 838 1283)

Cartridges collection and recycling
* GreenOffice (http://www.greenoffice.co.za/), Maitland, Northern Suburbs, (021 594 7660)

Used Cooking Oil/Vegetable Oil
Supa-Oil (http://www.supaoils.co.za/),(021 951 4734), (e-mail: supaoils@telkomsa.net), Northern suburbs.

Food Waste for Composting:
* ZTL Organics - collect organic waste for composting - contact Melanie on 083 696 5138.(e-mail: melanie@ztlorganics.co.za), CBD.
* Y-Waste - http://www.ywaste.co.za/ - Composting and recycling Collections - CBD

Wood / Timber pallets:
* Combo Timbers - contact Desmond info@combotimbers.co.za, (082 562 8153)
* Eco Furniture Design - Larger Timber scraps (e.g. planks, not small scraps) tameron@ecofurnituredesign.com, Tel: 021 704 0754 / 021 838 2441 - 10 Basil Crescent, Ottery

Cape Town Surrounds / Western Cape

Food Waste for Composting:
* Elgin Fruit Juices (Grabouw) is accepting food waste for composting - contact Dunesha for more information (dunesha@efj.co.za), (021 859 7160)

Gauteng: Residential & Business Collections

*AppleGreen International (http://www.applegreeninternational.com/),(086 112 7753)
* Budget Waste (http://www.budgetwaste.co.za/): Budget Waste also collects hazardous and medical waste (086 142 9628), (e-mail: info@budgetwaste.co.za)
* NO Waste Management (http://www.nowastemanagement.co.za), Contact: Hannah 063 351 1514 info@nowastemanagement.co.za)- Midrand
* Open-Sky (http://www.open-sky.co.za/), e-mail: bruce@open-sky.co.za) - Midrand
* Oricol Environmental Services (http://www.oricoles.co.za/), (087 803 9870/087 803 9960)
* Prestige Recycling (email prestige.recyclingcentre@gmail.com, Tel: 074 290 8130) - Krugersdorp
* Recycle Drive (http://www.recycledrive.co.za/, e-mail: colette@recycledrive.co.za) - Gauteng North, (082 464 5701).
* Remade Recycling (http://www.remade.co.za/,Tel:011 873 6545) - also cover Rustenberg and Nelspruit, (e-mail: info@remade.co.za)
* Skips4Africa (http://www.skips4africa.co.za/), mainly for large-scale solutions) - Gauteng,(011 626 2608), (e-mail: admin@skip4africa.co.za)
* The EcoMonkey (http://www.ecomonkey.co.za/) - Gauteng North, (083 415 7636)
* WasteWorx (http://www.wasteworx.co.za/), e-mail: Alex@wasteworx.co.za, (011 791 0602)
* Whole Earth (http://www.wholeearth.co.za/) - Gauteng North,(011 791 4537), (e-mail: info@wholeearth.co.za)

Tshwane/Pretoria, Centurion: Residential & Business Collections

Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Kwa-Zulu Natal Coast

Eastern Cape

Southern Cape / Eden District / Bitou Municipality / Garden Route

  • Greenroot Environmental Solutions call Ryan on 082 6609306 - based in Knysna, (e-mail: john@bizrev.co.za)

Mpumalanga

Limpopo & North West Provinces

Free State

Namibia (+264 Phone Code)

WINDHOEK
*Rent-a-Drum -Tel: 0461 244097, reception@rent-a-drum.com.na, http://www.rent-a-drum.com.na
*Kleen Tek Waste Management cc - Tel:083 3306035, kleentek@iway.na
* Ngunga Investment cc - Tel:081 838 6421, ngungainvestment@gmail.com
*Transworld E-Waste, e-waste@trasworldcargo.net, (http://www.transworldcargo.net), 061 371 165,

SWAKOPMUND
*Rent-a-Drum -Tel: 064 460 977, swakop@rent-a-drum.com.na, http://www.rent-a-drum.com.na

HENTIES BAY
*Henties Bay Recycling - Tel: 081 705 4631, hbayrec@gmail.com

OSHAKATI
*Rent-a-Drum - Tel: 081 313 3685, oshakati@rent-a-drum.com.na

Botswana

DROP-OFF AREAS

OTHER GREEN WARRIORS

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