Recycle 1st is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses recycle. Let’s change the future of our country 1 bag at a time. We collect your recycling from your doorstep, sort it and deliver it to recyclers who reprocess your waste back into materials that can be used again in the South African manufacturing industry.

Awareness campaign:

Recycling not only saves valuable space in our landfills, but it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And when we recycle, we also have to use fewer resources like water and energy to turn that item into another usable item. Recycling is good for us, the planet, and it can also save you money. If your waste management company charges you monthly based on how much garbage you throw away, you will save money by recycling.

This awareness campaign will educate domestic households and businesses what are recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

What is the difference between Recyclables & non-Recyclables


  • Rigid Plastics/Bottles – Any plastic bottles or containers found in your kitchen. Codes 1, 2,4 and 5
  • Paper and Cardboard – Cereal/snack cardboard boxes.
  • Metals. – Tin, aluminium, and steel cans, even foil Trays or aluminium coffee capsules
  • Glass. – Food containers or jars.
  • Loose Plastic Bags. – Plastic shopping bags.


  • Wood
  • Food waste.
  • Plastic PET trays
  • Paper towels, or paper napkins
  • Ceramics and kitchenware.
  • Windows and mirrors.
  • Contaminated plastic wrap.
  • Packing peanuts.
  • Single serving plastic Yoghurt Containers: PS

How to get involved? Recycle at home and at work. Separate plastic, glass, tin, and paper from waste/ non recyclables.

Let Recycle 1st help you with your recycling. We collect from homes, weekly and fortnightly. We help small – medium size businesses recycle and all, at the most competitive rates. We even continuously assess your recycling needs.

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