About Us

Our Story

The Waste Trade Company (PTY) LTD was established in 1998 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro by a man who saw the opportunity to transform other people's waste into opportunities and revenue. His love of nature and passion to make a difference was the driving force behind building a Company which would not only benefit him, but would also be the vehicle to transform and develop the lives of his employees. Since 1998, Howard Bulkin & his team continue to successfully grow & develop The Waste Trade Company.


Our Vision

  • A healthy planet through responsible actions

Our Mission

  • Act responsibly to preserve our natural resources.
  • Ensure a cost efficient, safe and quality service by exploring innovative opportunities.
  • Be globally recognised as leaders in the recycling and waste management industry.
  • Create sustainable wealth for all stakeholders.

Our Goals

  • Promote a culture of recycling.
  • Provide a reliable cost efficient service.
  • Empower our employees and others through education initiatives.
  • Be leaders through new technology and opportunities.
  • Show continuous improvement and cost savings.
  • Adapt in order to implement the best operating practice.
  • Have safety as a number one priority.
  • Zero to landfill.

Memberships and Associations

  • Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)
  • Mpact Recycling
  • Tetrapak
  • Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Waste Exchange
  • Project Nelson Mandela Bay

Licences and Certifications

  • ISO 14001 : 2015







Certificates & Achievements

  • Kay Hardy, the General Manager of The Waste Trade Company was one of the 3 finalists in the Regional Business Women’s Association’s achievement Award in the Corporate Category in 2012.
  • 1st Runner-up in the Proudly South African 'Environmental "Most Green" Green Company of the Year' Award in 2011.
  • 2nd Runner-up (Large & Mid-sized organisations with a high environmental impact) to receive an award from The Eastern Cape Top Green Organisations Awards in 2010.
  • PETCO Recycling Educator of the Year Award 2014 - Vicky du Toit
  • Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation of the Year 2014 Award - Gold Award, Category: Organisation with a Medium Environmental Impact
  • Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation of the Year 2016 Award - Gold Award, Category: Organisation with a Medium Environmental Impact
  • PETCO Best Recycling Public Education Programme 2017 Award
  • SJM Flex Environmental Practice Award
  • CEO Today Africa Award - Kay Hardy

2017 PETCO Awards - Best Recycling Public Education Programme

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Telephone:  041 486 2204 / 2110

Fax:  041 486 2205


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