Waste Management

We provide a host of services that allow individuals to lead a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle.


Business Solutions

We help businesses comply with the recycling regulations set out in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act.

Welcome to K1 Recycling

We are a Leading Global Waste Management Company, Committed to The Environment

A short trip southeast of Johannesburg, surrounded by industry, lies the township of Katlehong. Plagued by overcrowding, poverty and unemployment, Katlehong is a harsh and unforgiving place. But amidst the hardship experienced here on a daily basis, Katlehong – which means ‘Place of Success’ – holds opportunity hidden along its dusty streets. In 2011, when Tshepo Mazibuko found himself among the ranks of the unemployed in Katlehong, he decided to take matters into his own hands. He found a trolley and a bag, and started a journey that would change his life and the lives of many around him.

Services & Solutions

We offer recycling services for a number of materials, including:

Broken or discarded electrical goods or devices, including mobile phones, computers, televisions and batteries.
Ferrous Metals
Ferrous metals are those which contain iron, and include steel and iron alloys like stainless steel.
Non-Ferrous Metals
Non-ferrous metals are metals that do not contain iron, and are generally more expensive than ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals include aluminium, copper and zinc.
Scrap paper can be used to produce packaging material, preventing the felling of tonnes of trees in the process. Paper products including white paper, newspaper and cardboard.
Plastic recycling helps to reduce the environmental damage caused by plastic pollution. Plastics that can be recycled include different types of plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic food containers and polystyrene products.
Waste glass can be recycled into usable products like glass containers, concrete and astroturf. This process prevents the release of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

In the Media

Corporate Sustainability


K1 Recycling and Waste Management is 100% Black-owned and 50% owned.

Job Creation

K1 currently provides employment opportunities for a number of disadvantaged youths living in and around Katlehong, and creates over 800 indirect hobs through its waste collecting intitiatives.


K1 Recycling is a Level 1 BEE Company.

Circular Economy

To protect the environment and ensure the sanctity of the natural world for generations to come, each of us should be on a journey to become a zero-waste producing individual. There are three steps to this process: reducing the amount of waste we produce, reusing those products which we can’t avoid buying, and recycling what can’t be reused.

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