Residential recycling collections

WastePlan collects residential recycling in several areas in Cape Town, servicing over 110 000 homes.

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On-site waste management

We offer a wide range of services for retail, commercial and industrial clients.

  • On-site sorting and cleaning
  • Waste reduction
  • General waste and hazardous waste removal
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Carbon savings

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Event recycling services

WastePlan is responsible for the waste management of several big events.

Old Mutual
Two Oceans Marathon
89%
Cape Argus
Pick n Pay Cycle Tour
94%

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WastePlan residential recycling collections and commercial services

AS natural resources become scarcer and more expensive, we need to find new ways to create a more sustainable environment. Businesses can contribute by building a circular economy.A circular economy involves decoupling economic growth from the extraction and consumption of scarce resources and...
THE recycling centre in Delamore Road is managed by the Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association (KHBA) and is well supported by recyclers.It has served the public for eight years, and employs three previously disadvantaged people.However, Marge Mitchell of the KHBA said there are some community...
SCHOOL uniforms and bicycles galore . . .This year school children from Pellsrus in Jeffreys Bay and surrounding areas have all the more reason to recycle and collect those mulas.Especially if they are planning on buying a brand new school uniform or a shiny bicycle.The Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm...
Belinda Lombard, owner of the restaurant franchise explained that using the WasteStation was simple. “Leftover kitchen food waste [excluding oil and meats] is thrown into the WasteStation, and within seconds is macerated into a fine consistency,” she saidLombard added that the restaurant managed to...
AFP/File / Anthony DicksonVolunteers clean up plastics from a beach in Hong Kong on June 7, 2009Unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material.Davos (Switzerland) (AFP)An overwhelming 95 percent of plastic packaging worth $80-120 billion (73-110 billion euros) a year is lost to the...
TO instil a culture of recycling, the Ronnie Recycler Programme enables schools to raise funds while educating pupils about environmental awareness.Worx PRO Chantal Riley says Mpact Recycling awarded R140 000 in prizes to 34 schools around the country in their Ronnie Recycler Schools Competition...

 

 

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At WastePlan, we specialize in waste management and recycling

We are a national on-site waste management company that specializes in recycling and the reduction of waste to landfill. That means that instead of sending waste to landfill, we sort and recycle as much as possible before sending your waste to landfill. Did you know that up to 90% of "waste" can be recycled?

What others consider rubbish can be split up into various waste streams, such as PET, TetraPak, glass and different types and grades of paper and cardboard.

Some of these waste streams are then sent off to producers, where they either start a new life cycle as a bottle or paper, or are used as raw material to create products like roof tiles or building bricks.

Other waste streams, such as food waste or organic waste, will be sent to worm farms or similar installations where they can be converted to fertilized soil or liquid fertilizer. Garden waste will be turned into compost, and any other non-recyclable material will be used to make bio-fuel.

By implementing the above waste reduction processes, we save a tremendous amount of landfill space, save raw materials and reduce green house gasses.

WastePlan is the largest company of its kind in the Western Cape and the 2nd largest in South Africa. We believe in the value of relationships, and strive to maintain a healthy balance in our relationships with our clients, staff and recyclers.  We manage our company in an ethically and environmentally responsible manner, and promote these values internally and externally.

“Changing the way we think about waste”, is our motto, and we have been able to live up to this for just over 10 years (ask any of our clients).

 

Commercial recycling and waste management services

We provide on-site recycling and waste management services to over 200 businesses, including hotels, distribution centres, factories, offices and shopping malls. Our services are site specific to our clients' needs, so we can take care of the various waste streams produced on the site while our clients focus on doing what they do best.

Our services include on-site sorting and cleaningwaste reductiongeneral, organic and hazardous waste removalsustainable online reporting and more. It doesn't stop at just removing and recycling the waste from your site, but we help you comply to the government's environmental bylaws and optimize your waste stream as well.

A number of services are outlined on our commercial waste management page, but for more information we'd suggest you speak to one of our sales people directly. They will be able to identify your needs and set up a package that will meet all of them.

Residential recycling collections in Cape Town

WastePlan is contracted to residential recycling collections in several areas in Cape Town, for a total of 120 000 households. Because of these collections we manage to divert 1700 tons of waste from landfill every month, and that number is growing by the day.

More information about these recycling collections can be found on our residential pagesClick here for a list of what is recyclable and what's not, or view the list of Frequently Asked Questions here. You can also call our national help line at 086 111 6699.

 

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A new waste-to-energy plant at the City’s Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility (KIWMF) will see roughly 500 kg of plastic converted to 500 litres of oil per day.
Airpop
Polystyrene becomes Airpop, a material using 98% air.
Kyknet DSTV
Ika Pietersen, WastePlan Western Cape's General Manager, was interviewed by Kyknet.
Infrastructure news
The story of PET bottle collection
Tuffy
WastePlan recycles material for new Tuffy bags
SABC3 Expresso
See WastePlan's recycling achievements at Vineyard Hotel & Spa
Carte Blanche
See Bertie Lourens (MD of WastePlan) talking about recycling in South Africa on Carte Blanche
Supersport
See WastePlan's recycling achievement at the Cape Argus Pick n Pay cycle tour

We are serving over 200 commercial and industrial clients in all the major cities in South Africa

Commercial clients

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