Other Waste

Recyling Other Waste in iLembe

Recycling is the process of breaking down and reusing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as waste. Within South Africa, there are established recycling industries for paper and cardboard, plastic, cans, metals, and glass. Although municipal collection initiatives for recyclable materials are limited in South Africa, there are many ways that you can recycle your waste.

4 Reasons to Start Recycling


Recycling protects ecosystems and wildlife and reduces the need to grow, harvest or extract new raw materials from the Earth.


Making products from recycled materials requires less energy than making them from new raw materials. Sometimes it’s a huge difference in energy.


Recycling requires less energy to obtain and process raw materials, resulting in reduced carbon emissions. Additionally, it prevents waste that could potentially release methane from being deposited in landfills.


Recycling creates jobs and generates revenue, as well as saves money for individuals and businesses that recycle materials instead of buying new ones. It also helps to reduce the cost of waste disposal for local governments and municipalities.

How You Can Start Recycling

The first step is to separate as many recyclable materials as you can from your general waste. This includes plastic, cardboard, paper, glass, cans and e-waste. The next step is to identify drop-off sites and/or recycling companies that are located near you and determine which is the best choice for you.

Within South Africa, there are producer responsibility organisations (PROs) that represent the producers of different products and materials. They are responsible for supporting the industry, driving recycling initiatives, and ensuring that informal waste pickers are integrated into the industry.

Check out these PROs and other recycling organisations for more details on each type of waste, how to recycle, locations of recycling facilities, and their members who collect and recycle.

Recycling facilities in iLembe and KZN

Recycling Other Waste


DCWM Recycling Drop-Off Zone

Paper, plastic, cardboard, metals

DCWM Head Office Drop-Off Site

Paper, plastic, cardboard, metals

KwaDukuza Waste Transfer Facility

Paper, plastic, cardboard, metals

Waste management & recycling companies in KZN

Reclamation Group

Waste managment and recycling solutions

Waste Plan

Waste managment and recycling solutions

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Contact us for more information about WEEE recycling and the recycling of other waste in iLembe.