About the NRF

The National Recycling Forum (NRF) is a non-profit organisation created to promote the recovery and recycling of recyclable materials in South Africa. Members of the NRF include representatives of:

  • the formal recycling industry in South Africa
  • government departments
  • regional recycling forums
  • local government based organisations
  • local government utilities
  • and co-opted advisory members

To promote the interests of its members and the formal recycling industry in South Africa, the NRF:

  • provides a national communication forum for key players in the field of recycling
  • interacts with central and provincial government to encourage the recycling of glass, paper, plastics, tin-plate steel, used oil and electrical and electronic waste
  • facilitates the formation of regional forums that draw their memberships from enthusiastic and interested volunteers as well as small recyclers, in the major centres of South Africa.
  • encourages the establishment of buy-back centres and drop-off points through the activities of its members in the various centres


Are there jobs in recycling? – Seminar, 8 July 2014