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Welcome to Collect-a-Can

Collect-a-Can (Pty) Ltd is a South African based can recovery and recycling organisation with a head office and seven branches across southern Africa, including branches in Botswana and Namibia.

Collect-a-Can founders, ArcelorMittal South Africa and Nampak, started the company 22 years ago to proactively address the steel beverage can industry's responsibility to the environment. This resulted in the recovery of all scrap tinplate generated in the tinplate and can-making processes, including sludge, cut-offs, misprints, sub-standard fills, and most importantly used metal cans. 

Since Collect-a-Can started, southern Africa’s used can recovery rate has improved from 18% to 72%. Currently, metal cans form less than 1% of the total rubbish that ends up in landfills due to their value and recyclability.

We work actively within various communities, encouraging citizens from all walks of life to assist us in our can collecting efforts.

Our ‘Cash for Cans’ initiative encourages cans to be collected and sold to Collect-a-Can for cash, because we know that recovery and recycling aids job creation in many communities and creates an additional source of income for schools, non-governmental organisations, and other community groups. This initiative safeguards the livelihood of thousands of unemployed South Africans and allows community development across the southern African region.

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