Recyclable Materials

Recyclable Materials

Cans / Metal

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Cans / Metal

Recycling these materials helps us to make…

Assorted metal products including vehicle parts and ornaments.
  • Beverage cans – eg cooldrink & beer (aluminium)
  • Food tins – eg dog food, coffee, beans (steel)
  • Clean paint tins
  • Steel oil drums
  • Aerosol cans eg.deodorant, hair spray, polish
  • Braai grids, sieves, dish drainers
  • Metal Aluminum (frames, doors and gates)
  • Light Steel (Roofing Zinc)
  • Heavy Steel (windows frames) by arrangement please
  • Aluminium/tin foil
  • Aluminium food trays
Remember all dirty cans need to be washed first
  • Gas bottles
  • Door handles,
  • locks,
  • nuts,
  • bolts

Benefits of recycling cans & metal

  • Recycling just one can saves enough energy to run a 100w light bulb for 3 hours.
  • Creating products from new aluminium uses 100 times the power as using recycled aluminium

Tetra Pak

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Tetra Pak

Recycling these materials helps us to make…

  • This process separates the paper fibres from the plastic and aluminium, with fibres being used to produce new paper products.
  • The plastic and aluminium fractions can be used either as a fuel by utilising their energy content, or they can be recycled into new products

Tetra Pak (cartons made with paper, foil & plastic)

  • Long Life milk & juice cartons Custard cartons
Remember all dirty tetra paks need to be rinsed first

Benefits of recycling Tetra Paks

The most common method of recycling Tetra Pak packages is by re-pulping in paper mills.




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Recycling these materials helps us to make…

  1. PET -Shirts, camping Gear, X-rays, pillows, jackets and clothes
  2. PE-HD – Refuse bins and bags, irrigation pipes, buckets, garden furniture, shopping bags
  3. PVC – Shoe soles, door mats, hoses, garden fencing, car mats, window frames
  4. PE-LD – Refuse bags, building film, irrigation pipes, outdoor furniture, containers
  5. PP – Bottles and containers, paint trays, buckets, garden furniture, crates, boxes, ropes
  6. PS – Hangers, foam cups, rulers, foam packaging, picture frames
  7. Other – Plastic lumber and custom-made products

1 – PET – Polyethylene terephthalate


  • cooldrink,
  • water,
  • squashes,
  • salad dressing,
  • honey,
  • sauce,
  • peanut butter,
  • oil

2 – PE-HD – High-density polyethylene


  • milk,
  • juice,
  • shampoo
  • detergent bottles eg. handy andy dishwashing liquid

3 – PVC – Polyvinyl chloride

Electrical cabling insulation

4 – PE-LD – Low-density polyethylene

  • Frozen veggie bags,
  • bread bags,
  • Milk sachets
  • Shopping bags
  • Black bin bags
  • Drink pack wrappers eg. 6 pack of beer/soft drink
  • Bubblewrap

5 – PP – Polypropylene

  • Yoghurt & ice cream containers
  • Margarine tubs
  • Medication bottles
  • Plastic bowls, cups, plates (must say PP)
  • Garden furniture
  • Buckets

6 – PS – Polystyrene

Clean WHITE Polysterene

  • White polystyrene cups & food containers

7 – O – Other

Plastic and Polysterene * Remember all dirty plastic needs to be rinsed first
  • Large Bottles (3-5litres or more)
  • Fruit & Veg bags – crinkly / noisy ones
  • Chip packets,
  • sweet wrappers,
  • tea bag wrappers
  • Cup-a-soup packets
  • Biscuit wrappers
  • Dog & cat food sachets
  • Rubber (tyres and tubes)
  • Washing powder bags
  • Dog food bags
  • Cat litter bags (plastic lined)
  • Shiny-coated black and white food trays
  • DVD/CD covers
  • Black polystyrene
  • Clear food packaging Trays (veggies and fruits)

Benefits of recycling plastic

  • Recycling one ton of plastic saves 5.6 cubic meters of landfill space.
  • The average time taken for a plastic bottle to decompose in a landfill is close to 700 years
  • Used plastic dumped into the sea kills and destroys sea life at an estimated 1,000,000 sea animals per year

Electrical Waste

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Electrical Waste

Recycling these materials helps us to make…
Metal components, plastic, glass etc.

  • Small items -eg. toasters, irons, kettles etc.
  • Computers & components and printers
  • DVD/CD/VCR/MP3 players etc. by arrangement please
  • Fridges, Freezers, Stoves etc.
  • Old Geysers
  • TVs
  • Cell phones
  • X-Rays
Batteries (can be dropped off at builders warehouse)

Benefits of recycling e-waste & other items

Recycling of e-waste considerably contributes to the reduction of green house gas emissions, thereby lowering the common carbon footprint.


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Recycling these materials helps us to make…

Glass bottles, highway reflectors, fiberglass, lamp shades, vases


Paper and Cardboard

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Paper and Cardboard

Recycling these materials can help us to make…
Linerboards, cardboard, egg trays, bath tissue products, kitchen and industrial paper towelling, etc.

Benefits of recycling paper & cardboard

  • Recycling paper saves energy & saves our trees. It also creates less toxic bi-products and helps our over-crowded landfills.
  • 54kg’s of recycled newspaper will save 1 tree. The average person uses about 50kg’s of paper a year.
  • The recycling of 1 ton of paper material will save about 3 cubic meters of landfill space.


* Please ensure all paper & cardboard is kept dry. Do not put with wet recycling.


  • White & colour office paper
  • Writing, computer & invoice paper
  • Envelopes (without windows)
  • Gift wrapping paper
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal boxes
  • Core from toilet rolls and paper towels
  • Boxes and cartons (printed and unprinted)
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Flyers & catalogues
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone books
  • Banana boxes
  • Egg boxes


  • Laminated, plasticized (shiny) coated paper
  • Carbon Paper
  • Tissues
  • Paper Towel
  • Waxed and grease proof paper
  • Waxed plastic coated paper
  • Overheads projector sheets