What is IWEX?
IWEX (Integrated Waste Exchange) is a free online system that enables waste generators and users to exchange waste materials. Operating on the principle that ‘one person’s garbage is another person’s gold,' IWEX facilitates the re-use of waste, thereby conserving energy, minimising resource use and reducing the pressure on Cape Town's landfill space. The service is freely available to anyone who generates or uses waste, including companies, individuals, institutions, schools, NGOs and community groups.
Why use IWEX?
How it works:
1. Register - new users
Register on the IWEX system to list any waste materials you'd like to exchange, contact others whose waste you'd like to obtain and receive an automatic notification when someone wants your waste material. Click here to register.
2. Logon - existing users
To 'advertise' your unwanted waste, you need to logon to the IWEX system. You can then create a list of the waste materials you'd like to offer and/or specify the materials you're looking for. This information is then posted onto the IWEX catalogue where it can be browsed by interested people.
The IWEX catalogue displays available and wanted waste. Should you wish to initiate an exchange, click on the material you're interested in to access the contact details of the waste supplier or user. Please note that you will need to be registered and logged on to do so.
For more information about the City of Cape Town’s landfill sites, and waste policy environment, click here.