Frequently Asked Questions

What can I recyle?

  • Paper: white paper, newspaper, brochures & pamphlets, brown paper, etc.
  • Glass: all glass containers (bottles, jugs, etc).
  • Plastic: beverage bottles, dairy containers, cups, bags, etc.
  • Cans: all cool drink cans, canned food tins, spray cans, etc.
  • Cardboard (cartons and all cardboard boxes)
  • Tetra (milk and juice containers)
  • E-waste (computer equipment, radios, electronic equipment, cartridges and toners)
  • Car Batteries (Scrap Salvage)
  • Chips Packets: These are used in the Refuse Derived Fuel plant to generate energy (Rent-A-Drum)
  • Styrofoam Trays, Plastic Lids: These are used in the Refuse Derived Fuel plant to generate energy (Rent-A-Drum)
  • Pet Food Bags: These are used in the Refuse Derived Fuel plant to generate energy (Rent-A-Drum)
  • Computers, Key Boards, Phones, Electrical Items: Classified as E Waste (Transworld Cargo E-Waste, Scrap Salvage, Inspired Technology)

What can not be Recycled?

  • NO mirror or window glass
  • NO cling wrap or Styrofoam
  • NO organic matter (food scraps, garden refuse)
  • NO chemicals, paints, liquids of any kind of highly inflammable materials
  • Foil: It is classified as a metal
  • X-Rays: Although it consists of 2 recyclable materials (plastic / silver), it is not economically viable (but done in Europe and elsewhere)
  • Pizza Boxes: Although made of cardboard, these boxes are often contaminated with grease/food making them unrecyclable
  • Household Batteries: These are to be safely disposed of at the hazardous waste section of the landfill (check with your municipality/town council), or check for collection bins issued by RNF/VARTA Namibia.
    (Pick n Pay points, Pupkewitz Megabuild, Dagbreek School)
  • Plastic Containers with Toxic Contents: Containers that were filled with highly toxic contents are un-recyclable
    (Contact your town council / municipality)

Waste Collectors

Rent-A-Drum : Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Henties Bay, Oranjemund.
Contact Tel 244097.

Kleentek Waste Management : Windhoek.
Contact Tel 083 330 6035

Erongo Drum cc – Omaruru, Usakos, Arandis, Outjo, Otjiwarongo, Khorixas.
Contact – 081 242 0006

Sam’s Bin – Okahandja, Groot Aub, Rehoboth, Kalkrand, Mariental and Keetmanshoop.
Contact – 081 124 7812

Ngunga Investment – Windhoek, Okahandja
Contact – 081 623 5927

Karools Waste Collector – Katima Mulilo
Contact 081 693 3023

Henties Bay Recycling – Henties Bay
Contact 081 705 4631

Scrap Salvage – Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Ondangwa, Rundu
Contact Tel – 061- 300444

Transworld Cargo E-Waste
Contact Tel: 061 – 371 100