WastePreneurs aims to uplift informal waste collectors operating in Johannesburg

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WastePreneurs is an initiative aimed at uplifting the informal waste collectors who operate throughout Johannesburg, while providing a professional collection service for residents. The initiative ensures recyclable waste does not end up in landfills destroying the environment.

Empowering people
A focus on recycling
Mobilising community

A Local Community Collecting Centre saves WastePreneurs hours of arduous trekking across town to on-sell their waste. It also substantially increases their earning potential as they are able to collect more waste per day. This recyclable refuse collection generates income for the WastePreneurs who are paid the going rate per kilogram for the various categories of waste they collect. This money is deposited straight into a debit card, eliminating the risks of cash collection at the hub.