About Us

USE-IT has been established as a non-profit organisation to research and develop waste beneficiation technologies with the aim of diverting waste from landfill and creating jobs in the green economy. Our primary funding and mandate is in the eThekwini area in association with the Economic Development Unit.

USE-IT is a special purpose vehicle, designed to act as a cluster for the waste materials recovery industry in eThekwini Municipality.  In terms of Governance USE-IT is overseen by a board of directors made up of members from a diverse range of backgrounds in the waste material recovery, business and environmental management backgrounds.

USE-IT has also constructed a world class facility in Hammarsdale that houses 10 incubators for training and skills development to develop SME's within the upcycling and recycling industry.  Additional source of funding for the operation of the site is obtained through tenancy on site and partnerships created with the aim of ensuring sustainable enterprises to operate under the waste licence held by USE-IT.

USE-IT also provides a number of specialised services including:

  • Research and Development

  • Project facilitation, advice and support

  • Network facilitation with the public and private sectors

  • Enterprise development at the Micro to Medium Enterprises through incubation

  • Facilitate partnerships in the Green Economy

  • Skills development within the waste industry

  • Wealth creation through waste

  • New innovations to upcycle waste

We leverage funds to create these opportunities for small community enterprises up to multi-million Rand development projects so there is a space for every company no matter what size.



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You can make a difference!


Focus your Corporate Social Investment​ (CSI)


How does your company see their CSI commitment? To many it is a legislative evil that sucks profit from your company. 


We at USE-IT see it differently; both as an opportunity to save money off your bottom line through appropriate waste management and then as an opportunity to brand and market your company as a caring, green, sustainable and socially-responsible organisation.

Call us so we can tell you how! Contact us

Maximise your BEE Rating

If you are a private company based in South Africa, USE-IT can help to increase your B-BBEE rating by initiating a Procurement, Enterprise Development & Supplier Development program for your company.  The Procurement, Enterprise Development & Supplier Development category represents a possible 42 points to your B-BBEE Score and USE-IT has developed a program that can be integrated into the supply chain of most major private companies in South Africa.