Dirt for the Poor - Waste and Vegetation Management
Empowering rural communities through waste management
The enterprise buys and collects waste from rural households, sorts it for recycling, and delivers the waste products to recycling centres in Polokwane and Tzaneen. The enterprise is also committed to community engagement, which has resulted in greater awareness about recycling; rural households have adopted the practice of sorting their waste.
In addition to better sanitary conditions and fewer health hazards, this waste management initiative is also a supplementary income-generating activity for many households.
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in South Africa provided the enterprise with mentorship and training.
Bosveld Scrap Recycling is a business partner that buys waste from the enterprise and recycles it.