Various Products We Collect for Recycling

Learn more about what we collect

What we don’t recycle

Products we collect


Aluminium & metal food and beverage cans
Grade UBC


Wine bottles, Beer Bottles, Sauces.

Plastic – HDPE

    Milk bottles, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles

Mixed plastics

Plastics – PET

Water bottles, soft drink bottles 

Poly Prop

Yogurt, buckets, margarine and ice-cream containers, plastic chairs, Tupperware  


Clear plastics

Clear and shrink wrap plastics



Tetra Pack

Long-life milk boxes, fruit juice boxes 


Computers, laptops, printers, washing machines, tumble dryers, dish-washers 

White paper – HL1

  • White paper, printing paper

Card boxes

Corrugated card boxes

Mixed paper CMW

Plastics – PET mix


Light steel, heavy steel


What we don’t recycle

Although The Recyclers would like to recycle all recyclable products there are some technical issues in South Africa that puts constraints on certain recyclable products.
Here then a list of what The Recyclers don’t recycle or products that are not currently recyclable in
South Africa:

  • Plastic food packaging containers (ex. fruit, sandwich and cake containers)
    • Although it states recyclable, there are technical issues in SA with recycling this type of containers.
  • Polystyrene food packaging containers
  • Any food contaminated containers or products
  • Food Wrappers
  • Any plastics containing foil (ex. Chips and chocolate wrappers, detergent plastics, dog food plastics)
  • Paint tins
  • Syringes
  • Used tissue or toilet paper
  • Window glass or Windscreen glass
  • Light bulbs (Please recycle at your nearest Pick a Pay)
  • Hardware tubes, lubricants or adhesives
  • Rubber, sponge and inflatable devices
  • Garden refuse
  • Wood and building material
  • No wet waste
  • Fibre glass
  • Nappies
  • Straws

Get In Touch


Vernon Jevon — 082 448 8161



The Recyclers (PTY) Ltd 2017/328765/07
PO Box 11299, Die Hoewes, Gauteng 0163

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