Did you know that Cape Town sends over 7 000 tons of waste to landfill every day?

Green or alternative energy sources are viable for greening our lifestyles

We sort recyclables in our facilities, where waste becomes resource

Consider composting or worm farming

Food waste - a forgotten waste stream. Let's talk

WastePlan gives back to communities by organizing community cleanup days.

WastePlan provides on-site waste management services to over 70 hotels

All electronic appliances - from cell phones to fridges and tumble driers - are recyclable

WastePlan helps hospitals dispose of their domestic waste

WastePlan helps communities to create worm farms & vegetable gardens

Select your suburb

WastePlan collects recyclables in various area's in Cape Town.


For a quick overview of our collection schedule and your area representative, select your area from our collection map.

Drop-off sites

Select your municipality to view the available drop-off sites.


I just want to commend your organisation for the service you are offering and to let you know that myself and other households on our street in Constantia Park are 100% behind the initiative.                                                                                                     I am a confirmed ‘ Greenie’ and your service is saving me a long drive every month to drop off my recycling. It is high time that South Africans develop a conscience regarding waste and the detrimental effects on the environment. Stephanie Kruger

Residential recycling collections in Cape Town

WastePlan is contracted to collect residential recycling within the City of Cape Town's free door-to-door collection service Think Twice. We collect recyclable waste from about 83 000 households. Because of these collections we manage to divert 1 142 955 kg of waste from landfill every month, and that number is growing by the day.

The City of Cape Town was the first municipality in South Africa to have launched a large scale pilot project of this statue. They are planning a city wide roll-out of a door-to-door residential recycling collection service.

WastePlan has been involved in this pilot from the start and we are active in various parts of the mothercity. To find out if or when we collect in your area, take a look at our collection map.

If you have questions about our collections in your area, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions or call us at 086 111 6699.  If you wish to start residential recycling in your municipality or estate, please contact us for more information.

We are contracted to manage the Integrated Waste Management Facility in Kraaifontein, where we sort through 1 700 tons of recyclable waste every month. You can drop off your recyclables free of charge at the drop-off centre at our Kraaifontein facility or any drop-off centre close to you.

WastePlan set up a program to help the homeless, they collect recycling in areas were we do not offer residential collections and then sell it back to us. Click here to read more about the trolley brigades and our social upliftment program.


Click here to find out when collections take place in your suburb.

What can be recycled?yes please, recyclable material

  • Paper: flattened and folded cardboard, any paper, newspapers and magazines
  • Glass: rinsed bottles and jars
  • Plastics: any bags, rinsed bottles and containers, bread tags
  • Metal: rinsed food tins, cans and scrap metal
  • Tetra Pak: foil-lined juice boxes and milk containers

What can not be recycled?no thank you - non-recyclable material

  • Cling wrap or disposable nappies
  • Chemicals, paint, toothpaste tubes, clear food punnets, dog food packets, washing powder packets, chips packets, motor oil containers, acids or solvents
  • Organic waste, food scraps, vegetable peels, garden waste
  • Clothing or shoes
  • Wet, dirty or contaminated items
  • Polystyrene:Clean and dry fruit punnets,
    protective packaging 


Click here to download the recyclables list (PDF).

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