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Welcome to the IWEX website

What is IWEX?

IWEX (or 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? 
  • IWEX can turn fixed costs for waste storage, transport and disposal into savings.
  • IWEX can give your company a competitive edge in the sustainable usage of resources.
  • IWEX can unlock a market for your company's unwanted materials.
  • IWEX can help you locate alternative material suppliers that offer the perfect input material for your business at a competitive price, thereby lowering your raw material or input costs.
  • IWEX can improve your company’s environmental and social responsibility image.

How it works:

1. Register - new users

Register on the IWEX system to list any waste materials you'd like to exchange. You can also search for waste materials and make contact with other IWEX users to arrange delivery or collection. A notification will be sent to alert you when someone is interested in your waste materials on offer. Click here to register.

2. Log in - existing users

To advertise your unwanted waste materials, you need to log in to the IWEX system. You can then create a list of the waste materials you'd like to offer and you can also specify the materials you're looking for. This information is then posted onto the IWEX catalogue where it can be browsed by other interested IWEX users. 

3. Browse IWEX Catalogue 

The IWEX catalogue displays a list of the waste materials offered or requested by other IWEX users. If you wish to initiate an exchange, click on the material you're interested in to access the contact details of the waste supplier or IWEX user. Please note that you will need to be registered and logged in to access this information.

For further information on waste management and recycling services in Cape Town, click here.
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