Turn recyclables into rands

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Mar 24, 2021


We’re challenging businesses to become Belville’s recycling champion – and offering a chance to win R5 000 in cash. All you need to do is to sign up your business to the Bellville Business Recycling Champion Challenge. Recycle as much of your waste as you can between 1 March and 21 June. The business that recycles the most wins the challenge along with a cash prize of R5 000.

Here’s how it works:

In 2019, we launched the Trolley Project, in partnership with the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District and social development NGO MES. The Trolley Project offers informal waste collectors a chance to earn a small income by removing recyclable materials for businesses. This challenge calls on small, medium and large businesses across Bellville to join the Bellville Business Recycling Champion Challenge, to recycle more waste and to contribute to improving the life of the trolley operators.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a card. Much like a coffee-shop loyalty scheme, you’ll receive a sticker each time your recyclables are collected, according to the size of your business, as follows:

Small businesses (1-5 employees) 1 sticker for every 1 bag of recyclable material

Medium businesses (6-15 employees) 1 sticker for every 2 bags of recyclable material

Large business (16+ employees) 1 sticker for every 3 bags of recyclable material

As well as benefiting our environment, the challenge enables us support and expand the network of trolley operators. Operators earn an income by collecting recyclables from the businesses they are matched with and selling them to one of the scheme’s local buy-back centres.

Once your card is full, simply contact us and we’ll issue you with a new one. By the end of the challenge, we’ll tally up which business recycled the most and who wins the grand prize of R5000.

To add excitement and a competitive edge to the initiative, we’re encouraging participating businesses to call on their partners, suppliers and even competitors to take the challenge.

To register for the challenge, email . The challenge runs from 1 March to 21 June. Get started today.