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

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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).

 

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.

Commercial recycling and waste management services

We provide on-site recycling and waste management services to close to 180 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 cleaning, waste reduction, general, organic and hazardous waste removal, sustainable 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.

 

Airpop
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Kyknet DSTV
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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
SABC3 Expresso
See Bertie Lourens (MD of WastePlan) talking about waste to art on SABC3 Expresso

We are serving over 180 commercial and industrial clients in all the major cities in South Africa

Commercial clients

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