Recycling Index

Use the Index below to find recycling depots near you. Just click on the appropriate link to start. Please note that our recycling index is a free service and that we rely on the organisations listed to keep their information accurate and up to date, hence Faithful to Nature assumes no responsibility if the information or charges have changed - we would however greatly appreciate your feedback so that we can keep the index 100% accurate.

If you know about any other recycling programmes that are not listed here, please contact us. Your contributions may help many more households on the road to recycling.

Cape Town

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Try using the index above to see if there is a recycling depot near you, and if there is not you can also try the phone numbers listed below for more information.


  • To find out if a school near you recycles, call the Fairest Cape on 021 462 2042
  • To recycle old motor oil call the Rose Foundation on 0800 107 107
  • To find out where to recycle glass near you, call Two Oceans Glass Recycling on 021 951 5502
  • To find out if there is a Sappi WOW (War on Waste) bin near you, call 0800 221 330
  • To donate computers call Netday on 011 403-5997 or

You could also pay the following companies a small fee to collect your waste from you:

Recycle First

Tel. 083 354 6914

The Goal is to assist individuals and businesses to leave Cape Town in a better place than we found it. Recycle First provides a service of collecting recyclable waste from homes and businesses and delivering these to recyclers who reprocess the material into other products. We RECYCLE so you don't have to!!

Recycle First does a monthly collection starting at R40 per month and they also do collections at businesses.

Mr Recycle

Tel. 079 138 9262

Mr Recycle is a Recyclable Material Collection Service catering for the Recycling needs of Domestic, Corporate and Commercial Venues. Collectively known as PlanetGUARDIANS, we are caring people who have chosen to take responsibility for our Recyclable Materials as a means of creating Sustainable Jobs for All Race, Gender and Class in South Africa. We also make donations to Old Age Homes; Children’s Homes, SPCA and Animal Welfare through the project.

Kool Waste Management

Tel. 083 651 9084

At a cost of only R40.00 per month, we will come and collect your waste (newspapers, magazines, glass bottles and jars, cans, food tins, ice cream containers, all paper, plastic bottles) on a weekly basis and deliver to the Oasis Association who will separate and pass on to the necessary recyclying companies for ongoing processing. We cover all areas in Cape Town

Oasis Association provides services for women , men and children with intellectual disability. These people have a need to be recognised in life and are actively involved in the process of assisting to ensure that our planet is saved!

Abundance Recycling

Tel. 021 674 2497

Abundance Recycling offers the unique service of collecting waste from the home on a weekly basis and delivering it to the Oasis Recycling Depot, where people with intellectual disabilities are given an opportunity to work and gain a sense of self worth. Many of the 365 adults currently working there are primary breadwinners. The project currently recovers 140 tons of waste per month, which is a substantial saving of landfill space.


Athlone - Express Waste
Johnson Rd
638 6593

Athlone - Proactive Recycling
Opposite Athlone Library





Belville, South - Enviroglass
Sacks Circle
951 7645


Belville - Cape Bottle Wash
Cnr Marvello and Oop Rd
951 6101

Bellville -Dump It
949 0054



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Cape Town - Citiscrap
29 New Church St
423 0795

Cape Town - Northern Waste
100 Upper Canterbury St
461 1498

Claremont - Oasis Workshop
Lansdowne Rd
671 5100

Claremont - AEP Scrap
Cnr Lansdowne & Duinefontein Rd, Manenberg
692 0531


Diep River - Cannon Scrap
77 De Waal Rd
712 4583

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Epping Market - AT Recycling
Evans Ave
534 0021


Epping - Nampak Recycling
Bertie Ave
534 5346

Epping - Sappi Waste Paper
Hawkins Ave, Epping
531 3077

Epping - Premier Recyclers
Packer Ave, Epping (buys, sells, restores)
534 5962

Elsies River - Kypo Loots
11 6th Ave
592 3215

Elsies River - Waste World
16th St
932 0040

Evans Ave - AT Recycling
534 0021



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Hermanus - Walker Bay Recycling
(02831) 22035



Hout Bay - Hout Bay Museum
4 St Andrews Rd
790 4998




Kalk Bay - Kalk Bay Recycling
Outspan car park
788 7210

Near Shoprite Centre



Mary Harding Centre
Klipfontein Rd
637 8068



Kommetjie - KEAG Kommetjie
Imhoff's Gift, Ocean View
783 3433

Kommetjie - False Bay Recycling
Lekkerwater Rd
785 1938

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Langa - Tsoga Community Recycling
Washington St
694 0004


Mitchells Plain - DJ Waste
Bravo St
376 1098

Mitchells Plain - Henry D
392 7816



Mitchells Plain - Southern Recycling
Bravo St
376 2789



Mitchells Plain - MD Corporation
371 3489






Northern Suburbs - Urban Wise
Contact: Kenneth on 021 557 7976 or 084 221 4546

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Observatory - L&B Scrap
222 Lower Main Rd
447 3907

Observatory - Uniscrap
258 Lower Main Rd
448 6376


Paarden Eiland - Atlantic Recycling
P, Cdbd, M, LDPE. Refinery Rd
511 3582

Parow Valley - Cape Waste
Vrede St, Beaconvale
931 7251

Parow Industria - Peninsula Scrap
Ruben Kaye Rd
934 3475

Parow Valley - Mondi Drop-off
Glenhurst St
931 5107

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Retreat - Retreat Waste Paper 6th Ave / Retreat Rd


Scarborough - Scarborough Recycling Centre
780 1353



Somerset West - Aanhouwen Club
Dummer Rd
851 3798



Somerset West area - Helderberg Hospice
852 4608



Strand - Strand Waste
28 van Zyl St
854 8898




Tokai - Wildlife & Environment Society
701 1398

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Find a recycling depot near you by using the index above. You can also use the following contacts for more information

  • Call Pikitup on 011-712 5200 for information on recycling depots
  • To recycle old motor oil call the Rose Foundation on 0800 107 107
  • Visit for more information.


Atlasville - Afrik Baptist Church
66 Venus Street



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Bryanston - Petco Drop Off Centre
Cnr Ballyclare and William Nicol Drive



Bez Valley - Petco Drop Off Centre
5th Avenue








Dobsonville - Recycling Buy back centres
Cnr Luthuli and Main Roads
(011) 989-1955




Fairland - Petco Drop Off Centre
Cnr Smith and 5th Ave



Florentia - Alberton Council for the Aged
45 Kritzenger Street





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Johannesburg -Recycling Buy-back Centre
Cnr Durban and Berea Streets






Linksfield - Petco Drop Off Centre
Club Street






Melrose - Petco Drop Off Centre
Melrose Street



Midrand - Petco Drop Off Centre
18 Gazelle Ave, Corporate Park South, Old Pretoria RD








Norwood - Petco Drop Off Centre
Pine Road



Norwood - Garden Refuse Transfer Site
Pine Street, Orchards





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Orlando East - Garden Refuse Transfer Site
Sofasonke Circle






Panorama - Garden Refuse Transfer Site
Jim Fouche Road






Robertsham -Garden Refuse Transfer Site
Harry Street



Robertville Buy Back Centre
(Queen) c/o Main Reef Rd and Robert Str




Riverlea Garden Refuse Transfer Site
Ashburton Street




Rosebank -1st Rosebank Scout Group
5 Selby Road





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Suideroord -AFM of SA Youth
4 Burger Street






Victory Park - Petco Drop Off Centre
Victory Road, Victory Park Estate






Woodmead - Petco Drop Off Centre
Cnr Woodlands and Woodmead Drive



Waterval - Petco Drop Off Centre
Johannes Road







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Use the Index above to find a recycling index near you, or alternatively, you can contact the companies below for more information.
Collection Service

Earth Green Recycling

For a small monthly fee, Earth Green services the greater Berea area by collecting paper, cardboard, glass, cans, tins, plastic and e-waste from you and taking to the relevant drop-off centres for recycling. Some of the items go to local community art projects for re-use.

Robyn or Bev on 031-2617977

Tin Cans

Tel. Mrs Florence Nel on (031) 7005935
fax (031) 700 5956

Plastic Waste

Green cages for plastic waste collection
are available at most Durban Municipal garden refuse sites



The Glass Recycling Association
Tel. Mr Dick Poultney on (011) 827 0338
fax (011) 827 6944



Paper Waste




  • Mondi Recycling: Tel. Mrs Rhoda Thurston on 2060650
  • Sappi Waste Paper: Tel. Mr Justin Berry on (031) 304 9231, fax (031) 307 6500
  • Natal Waste Paper: Tel. Mr Ed Geevers on (031) 9028339, fax (031) 9025390



Highway Hospice

  • Hospice Warehouse: 32 Union Lane, Pinetown. Tel. Sherryl de Jager or Dianne on (031) 7092647
  • Hillcrest Shop: 5 Inanda Rd. Tel: (031) 7657083
  • Durban: Pine Parkade building, Commercial Road. Tel: (031) 3055151
  • Home Industry Shop: Highway Hospice, 59 Locksley Drive, Sherwood. Tel: (031) 2086110
  • Phoenix: Whitehouse Shopping Centre. Tel: (031) 5393020

Department of Cleansing and Solid Waste, Durban

031-303 1665

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Bellair Garden DSW Refuse Site
Cnr Bellair & Edwin Swales, Bellair
Reg Gerber 031 - 462 9149 / 082 462 4475


Durban North Community Recycling Drop Off Centre
Pick ‘n Pay Hyper by the Sea, Waterkant Road
All collect scrap metal.


Escom Road Buy Back Centre
Escom Rd, New Germany
Sipho - 072 090 6791


Shortlands Avenue, Scout Hall






Isipingo Buy Back Centre Lot 1029, Isipingo Old Main Road
Nonhlanhla - 076 381 1964
All buy back scrap metal and car batteries


Kloof Civic Offices
Emolweni Road






Malacca Road DSW Garden Refuse Site
Malacca Road, Redhill



Mount Edgecombe Transfer Station & Garden Refuse Site
All collect scrap metal








New Germany
Chelsea Square



North Coast Road Buy Back Centre 1288 North Coast Rd, Redhill
Willie Mavuso - 0769201739








Phoenix DSW Garden Refuse Site
Canehaven Drive, Phoenix






Riverside Road DSW Garden Refuse Site
Riverside Road, Durban North






Tara Road DSW Garden Refuse Site
Cnr Tara & Greys Inn Rd, Bluff



Travencore Drive DSW Garden Refuse Site
Travencore Drive, Merewent








Westmead Buy Back Centre
39 Westmead Rd, Westmead
Sabelo Ngcobo 031 - 700 6504
Also collect scrap metal

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Port Elizabeth

Contact Laura or Louise on 072 237 5895

National Recycling Programs

National Co-ordinating Committee for Recycling

Fairest Cape Association
021-462 2040

Nampak Paper Recycling
(branches nationwide collect recycling from offices, schools, charities and supermarkets)

Mondi Recycling

011-466 2939

Plastics Federation of SA
011-314 4021

PET Plastic Recycling South Africa

Freecycle Network

The Freecycle Network™ is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people around the world who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. There are currently 10 Freecycle groups active in South Africa: Bloemfontein; Cape Town; Durban; East London Johannesburg; Knysna; Ladysmith; Pietermaritzburg; Port Elizabeth; and Pretoria.Go to the Freecycle website for details on how to join (or start) a group in your area.

Mr Recycle

Mr Recycle takes the bother out of recycling. They offer an independent recycle collection service to businesses and households in Gordon's Bay, Strand and Somerset West (Helderberg Basin, Western Cape). Glass, tin (cans), plastic, paper and cardboard are all recyclable and can be collected.
Contact Mr Recycle on 079 138 9262 to enquire about their weekly rate and collection times.

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