USE-IT Non-Profit Organisation

eThekwini Waste Materials Recovery Industry Development Cluster

Our Vision:

"To maximize waste diversion from landfill into waste beneficiation projects that create a multiplier effect of positive benefits to the environment, the economy and the creation of jobs"

For our values and critical success factors follow this link

USE IT WASTE BENEFICIATION (RF) NPC is a Durban based Section 21 Company that identifies waste beneficiation opportunities in the eThekwini Municipal area that will help to divert waste from landfill and create employment in the green economy as well as provide a number of specialised services.

USE-IT were finalists in the African Transition to a new economy, read more ...

USE-IT is an NGO that has; amongst others; developed a local green construction methodology that uses waste soils and construction rubble to create construction materials for building green, sustainable housing.


USE-IT’s housing construction materials are more cost-effective than conventional building products, are water efficient, bullet and insect-proof, earthquake resistant, and thermally efficient. The NGO provides an opportunity and solution for waste diversion from landfill as well as addressing issues related to unemployment, lack of skills and housing backlogs.


USE-IT has received a number of prestigious awards, including two Mail & Guardian Greening The Future Awards, the Five Star EcoStandard Certification, the Better Living Challenge Award, the title of the Best Waste Management Initiative Of The Year, and the KZN Waste Management Award.

​USE-IT is the only organization of it's kind in South Africa, it holds, among others, the following strengths:​

  • Credible

  • Transparent

  • Impressive list of awards and achievements

  • Committed and dedicated staff members

  • Excellent reputation

  • Growing demand / need for services, the cornerstone of income generation

  • The importance of recycling is being recognized more and more because of the work done by USE-IT

  • Registered with the KZN Recycling Forum

  • Registered as an NGO

How can you get involved?

  • Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates!

  • Contact our offices and someone will respond to your query!

The Orange Bag Programme: This is run by DSW and the customer service line:

031 311 8804/36 or email:


Join the KZN Recycling Forum to become actively involved.

For Education and Waste Minimization you can contact 031 303 1665

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USE-IT is a Non-Profit Organisation with registered PBO status with the express aim of diverting waste and creating jobs.

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