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About our Buyback Program:

WastePlan specialises in on-site waste management and has staff on more than 400 sites across South Africa, however, the commercial function of our business could never cater for the person or recycler that needed a place to sell their material and that’s why we started the buyback program.

We believe that the small guy with his little bakkie is just as important as the companies that can afford big trucks and factories. After years of doing business in the commercial industry, we’ve realised that there’s a need for a program or project that can also cater for the informal individuals (including trolley pushers) and small businesses.

We started our Buyback division to give everyone an opportunity to recycle.As part of this program, we provide support with transporting of your material and make sure that we provide a selling point for you.

How it works:

We have Material Recycling Facilities (MRF) in Gauteng, Durban, and Cape Town. Individuals, small recyclers, and anyone wanting to sell material are welcome to drop recycling products on a daily or weekly basis.

Products that we trade:

In an ever-changing and highly competitive industry where products being traded changes daily, people often fight for the best prices on the trading of material.

We have a team of people that specialise in material and trading who constantly negotiate the best prices for buying and selling, so that we’re able to give you the best prices on materials. We also give guidance on which materials are best to trade at the current time in the markets and how to recognise each material and their characteristics.

Here are a few types of material that we trade with and tips on how to recognise them:

PET Material for trading

PET - This is the technical term for your average cool drink bottle. As can be seen in the below image, it can be classified easily by the dot it usually has in the middle at the bottom of the bottle. The important thing with PET is to keep the different colours separated.

HL1 waste trading materials

HL1 - This is nothing other than normal office white paper, be careful not to mix any other paper in between.


HD - A simple plastic milk container. It can be identified usually by the line that goes from one end of the bottle to the other if you look underneath.



K4 - The most commonly used form of cardboard. For the common citizen, this is the box you use to pack furniture in when you move. 



Aluminium cans - Not only does the content taste good, if you collect a lot of these, you can earn yourself quite a good income.


PP Woven bags waste trading materials

PP Woven bags - Your standard maize meal bag.



Glass - Glass as a product is also not simply just glass, unfortunately as with a lot of other material types, not all glass is recyclable. A good example is a beer bottle.

For more information on materials we buy or sell, kindly contact us.

Starting a company, big or small, is not easy and we know it. We see Enterprise development as a very important part of what we do, it doesn't only boost the economy but it has a chain effect of positivity in the community - New business opportunities leads to more job opportunities which helps those that previously were not able to support their families. 

We’d like to welcome anyone that wants to start a small recycling business to download and review our Business Development Guide as a starting point and guide in developing a business plan and concept.

Our Material Recycling Facilities (MRF):

Blackheath MRF (Cape Town)

Address: Wimbledon Park, 33 Dynamo Way, Blackheath, Cape Town, 7581

Operating hours: Mon - Fri (07:00 - 17:00)

Tel: 021 531 2990

Silvertondale MRF (Pretoria)

Address: 415 Skilder street, Silvertondale, Pretoria

Operating hours: Mon - Fri (07:00 - 17:00)

Tel: 086 111 6699


Queensburgh MRF (Durban)

Address: 4 Munro Place, Queensburgh, Durban

Operating hours: Mon - Fri (07:00 - 17:00)

Tel: 086 111 6699


Denver MRF (Johannesburg)

 Address: 5 Dwerg Street, Denver, 2094 

Operating hours: Mon - Fri (07:00 - 17:00)

Tel: 086 111 6699


Contact us for more information

On Site Waste Management

Our on-site services are designed to save you money, keep you compliant, and reduce your waste to landfill. 

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Every time you throw something away, you're only adding to the landfill. But when you recycle you can help grow the economy. 

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Zero Waste to Landfill

From an environmental perspective, zero waste to landfill means less of a negative impact on our climate and less pollution.