City Waste Recycling

Establishing formal and responsible waste and e-waste management
2016 SAG-SEED Award Winner Waste Management Accra, Ghana

CWR recycles waste ranging from e-waste and batteries to sawdust and plastic, which it sources from local industries and waste collectors in the city of Ho. From this waste, CWR generates products such as plastic pellets, printed circuit boards and biogas (compost) and exports recycled e-waste products.

CWR currently represents the only formal e-waste recycling company in Ghana, a country with a major informal e-waste processing problem.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

City Waste Recycling reduces the prevalence of e-waste burning and manual dismantling of hazardous wastes by sourcing and responsibly processing various types of waste. CWR’s recycling efforts have resulted in protecting the ozone layer from absorbing toxic gases.
  • Raising income, social security and health insurance enrolment rates for 500 self-employed people from the informal sector.



  • Reducing the burning of e-waste, reducing the unauthorised burning of electric cables by over 30% in the community.
  • Protecting the ozone layer from absorbing toxic gases from more than 10,000 refrigerators with its refrigerator-degassing plant.
  • Training of and provision of simple tools to 30 workers from Agblogbloshie, the major e-waste dismantling site in Accra.
  • Transforming waste into resources and providing various recycled products to the community.



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

City Waste Recycling Ltd manages waste processing as well as marketing and distribution of recycled products.

Oeko Institut, a research institution in Freiburg, Germany, facilitates expert advice to CWR through a government-funded project.

FanMilk Ghana Ltd provided a pre-financing capital investment to CWR in 2009 and continues to be a major sponsor to the enterprise.

The Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana provides legal frameworks, compliance and notification procedures to CWR.

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Vivian Ahiayibor
P.O. Box - AC 464, Accra
Accra, Ghana
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