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Recycling and waste locations

Recycling and Waste Locations Map

All sites are added and maintained by recycling companies, private citizens and government agencies. Let’s grow the map and keep our environment clean and safe.

Is there a point in your city not on the map?  Please add the point in a form below.

Recyclables shown in map include: paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, cans, tins, carton, metal, and e-waste.

Other waste includes: domestic/ household waste, builders rubble, garden refuse, and hazardous waste.

 Click on “Open Map” to view map

The map is growing and these are the results

Total sites as of 8 Jan 2020

total sites as of 23 mar 2020

Total sites as of 11 may 2020

Join the Clean Up Family

This map is part of creating a waste-related network across Africa of people and organisations that are working towards keeping our seas and land clean in whatever way they can, whether focused on waste-related enterprises or recycling initiatives. The map creates a spatial awareness of where the closest recyclable and waste sites are nearby to you!

Add a Recycling business / Buy-Back Centre

Add a Recycling drop-off site

Add a Municipal/government site

Map Key

Collectors – Collects recyclable material for recyclers to reuse in the value chain.

Recyclers – Use the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.

Trade Centres/ Swap Shops – Is a way to uplift and empower the community. Individuals exchange recyclables for basic household goods.

Buy-Back Centres – Is a way for individuals to earn an income. Business give money for recyclable materials that are dropped off at their premises.

Recycling Points – Are public points where individuals can take their recyclable materials and are dropped off in a large bin. The recycling company will come collect the bins once fulled and use it in their recycling process.

Municipal Drop-off Points – Also know as transfer stations. This is where the public can drop of household and/or commercial waste. The municipal waste department will at a later stage take the waste to a landfill.

Landfills – Also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground. Is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial.

Communal Skips – Are common points generally in an improvised area or newly developed areas that does not yet have kerbside collection. Individuals can dump their refuse at these points. The municipal waste department will at a later stage take the waste to a landfill.