Walker's Recycling
Contact: Anton CartwrightPhone: +27 (0)84 780 3450Email:

Project description

Walkers Recycling is a family-run business started by Eddie Walker at his Mitchells Plain home. He started from a residential base and began collecting high-value recyclable material from the CBD in 2005. The business has since evolved into a small enterprise (trading as C and E Logistics CC) that operates with full recognition from the City of Cape Town from an industrial park (click here for the waste service provider accreditation). The business now employs 10 people, all historically disadvantaged in the South African context.

The business has been collecting waste for a decade but initiated the idea of securing carbon credits in 2013. It is the intention to account for and secure carbon revenue from 2013. The project was audited for the first time in June 2015.

        Walker's Recycling StaffWalkers Recycling sorting waste

Audited (2015) GHG Reductions:
• 2012: 317 tCO2e
• 2013: 510 tCO2e
• 2014: 741 tCO2e

Walker's Recycling is a South African business (Pty, Ltd) based in Coleman Park, in the Elsie’s River industrial area. Walker's Recycling operates a vehicle fleet that collects waste from homes, restaurants and nightclubs for sorting by team of employees. Walker's Recycling plays the role of Project Developer in this project and is responsible for managing the waste collection and sorting and remunerating waste-pickers that are active at its site in Coleman Park. It has been agreed that proceeds from any carbon revenue will be used to increase waste collection through the employment of new waste collectors and an increase in the scale of Walker's Recycling’s operations.

Methodologies Involved in Emission Reduction:
Estimates of carbon savings are based on the principles contained in the approved CDM-Executive Board methodology for recovery and recycling of materials from solid waste: AMS-3-AJ, including an informal waste sector, a recycling facility and a processing and manufacturing facility.

Project Benefits:

The project sees local households, restaurants, and commercial ventures reducing their quantity of waste that goes to landfill. This shift is associated with:
• An increase in recycling
• An increase in the reuse of materials (rather than to landfill or recycling)
• Income and job-creation through the on-sale of recycling
• Sustainable job and enterprise creation through waste and recycling management (transport, collection/delivery, processing) companies
• A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
• Setting a replicable precedent for community-scale dry waste recycling and management solutions

Capacity Building and Walker's Recycling sustainability:
The emergence of Walker's Recycling as a recognised recycling company represents a significant step in the advancement of Cape Town’s waste handling economy and the emergence of black economic empowerment companies. Walker's Recycling was initiated and is now fully owned by previously disadvantaged South Africans and has grown to prominence without any state assistance.

Walker's Recycling Project Idea Note:

A Project Idea Note (PIN) was drawn up to formalise the project scope with regards to carbon credits, click here to download the PIN.

Walker's Recycling audit:

The first Walker's Recycling audit on behalf of Credible Carbon was done by GCS for the period 1 January, 2012 to 31 December, 2014.

This audit showed that the Walker's Recycling project had delivered 1 570.14 tonnes CO2.

To download the Walker's Recycling audit of June, 2015, click here.

This audit showed that the project had delivered 1 570 tonnes CO2.

Waste Service Provider Accreditation from the city of Cape Town:

Walker's Recycling recieved accreditation in May 2015, click here to download the documentation.



Latest News

All news articles are collated on our partner site

The scope of SC A2 covers the life cycle of all types of power transformers. This includes HVDC transformers, phase shifters, shunt reactors and transformer components such as bushing and tap-changers. Southern Africa is represented at SC A2 by Adesh Singh and Khayakazi Dioka. Their responsibilities are split such that … Continue reading "Power transformers study group submits report"

to protein shakes. But a big source of growth this quarter came from a more familiar place: carbonated soft drinks.Even as U.S. consumers reportedly move away from artificial sweeteners, the company’s… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Paris climate accord, but has nonetheless urged Trump to stick to American commitments to reduce carbon pollution.Side AgreementsMacron urged the president to consider the nuclear deal “in a wider… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Sethia talks about the supply and demand outlook for natural gas and LNG, and their role in a low carbon future. … View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

… carbon emissions and combat climate change, a senior British government… representative for climate change at Britain’s foreign office. “Climate… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

… to curb carbon emissions and combat climate change, a senior British…, special representative for climate change at Britain’s foreign office… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

Tim Bruinders SC, who was appointed by Eskom to chair a disciplinary hearing convened to consider charges levelled against Abram Masango, the power utility’s group executive for group capital, has found Masango not guilty of the charges levelled against him. Masango was placed on suspension on 15 November 2017, and was … Continue reading "Result of hearing of Eskom’s group executive for group capital"

WaterCoca-Cola’s results were also boosted by its portfolio of sparkling waters in the quarter. The carbonated versions of its Dasani and Smartwater brands saw double-digit growth. And the recent acquisition… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

investors expect them to keep a tight leash on costs, yet spend money to stay relevant in a low-carbon future.“The investment community still is not sure we’re going to handle these higher prices… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Shell has asked shareholders to vote against the resolution since it already aims to cut its net carbon footprint in half by 2050. “The resolution could, if supported, tie the hands of existing and… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon


Walker’s Recycling

Walkers Recycling is a family-run business started in 2005 by Eddie Walker. The business collects high-value recyclable material from the Cape Town CBD.

Read More

Welbedacht – Energy Efficient Housing

This project was originally designed by USAID to demonstrate appropriate energy efficient technologies in low-income households in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa.

Read More


The uMdoni Municipality and the Project Preparation Trust (PPT) are partners in this project with PACE.

Read More

Reliance Compost

We would like to see a world in which composting companies of tomorrow replace the oil companies of today in the local economy.

Read More


Kuyasa is low-carbon housing development in one of the poorest and most vulnerable corners of Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

Read More

Spier Mob Grazing

Since April 2009 Angus McIntosh has managed a portion of Spier agriculture that involves 74 hectares of irrigated pasture.

Read More

Hout Bay Recycling Co-op

A social enterprise started by Thrive Hout Bay saw residents of Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay begin recycling in 2009.

Read More

Wildlands Conservation Trust

The Wildlands Conservation Trust (WCT) assists local communities and local governments in realising the virtuous cycles between human and ecological well-­being.

Read More