Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

 Did you know...

  • Only 10% of waste generated in South Africa is being recycled annually
  • 65% of waste generated in SA is recyclable
  • Gauteng Province contributes about 45% of the total waste generated in the country

Read more about recycling from the Dpt of Environmental Affairs.


The BCA,  together with the Craighall Residents Association (CRA) have been doing some research on various offerings. It seems there are two companies that can be utilised that are most affordable.

The two companies are Whole Earth Recycling and Eco Monkey.



 Whole Earth Recycling terms are as follows:

  1. Once off admin/registration fee of R125
  2. Collection fee of R 75.00 per month to be paid monthly, quarterly or bi-annually in advance.
  3. 10 blue bags per house per month are included in the collection fee.
  4. All of your recycling (paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, cans, cartons such as Tetra Pak and electronic waste- anything with a plug) can be placed into the same blue bag- we take care of the sorting
  5. Place your recycling outside on your kerb for collection every Wednesday (subject to change) except on public holidays.
  6. Blue 240L wheelie bins are available at a one off cost of R 855, however it is not necessary to purchase a wheelie bin; our team is quite happy to collect the loose blue bags.
  7. The recyclable material that Whole Earth Recycling collects is sorted by the Hawk Flight team, currently a group of 24 sorters, and they generate an income for themselves by sorting and selling the material to a local buy-back centre.


To sign-up please email us to request a regsitration form This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR call us on (011) 791- 4537 or (011) 791- 4558.



Eco Monkey’s terms are as follows:


  1. Once off admin/registration fee of R100
  2. R65 per month for a weekly collection. (R195 per quarter)
  3. Blairgowrie collection day: WEDNESDAY
  4. Cost does not include bags; these are available @ R45 for 20 clear bags. (Subscribers can use their own bags but they must be clear or blue, i.e. not black garbage bags. Bins are available at a one-off cost of R680 per bin should you prefer using a Trolley Bin to just placing the bags outside.)


To sign up now please CLICK HERE and complete your details.


Recycling is taken seriously globally, with many developed nations recycling most of their waste. Developing nations are still playing catch-up but the case of reducing the amount waste going to landfill sites is well documented.  By supporting the formal recycling industry more secure jobs are created in a safer and cleaner working environment too!

Please remember to keep Blairgowrie clean - please try and recycle as much as possible!

Did you know…?

  • If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year
  • Recycling one aluminium can save enough energy to run a TV for three hours
  • If not recycled, a modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill






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