Anthea Fransman

After 9 years in the banking industry, Recycle 1st owner, Anthea Fransman nee Hartzenberg, knew it was time to follow her heart and open a business that had more purpose for her. What she really wanted to start was a green business, a business that could help people do more good and act more responsibly towards the environment.

She found a gap in the market in the northern suburbs where no one was collecting recycling from homes, Recycle 1st began its journey to a greener future for all. Offering bi-monthly collections to northern suburbs residents only, their scope has widened to include Tableview and the southern suburbs within just one year. Within that same year they were able to extend their services to include collections from businesses and complexes.


Currently ( Jan 2019) employing 38 staff, they operate from a 1500sqm property in Epping, where all your recyclables are sorted and sent to the most reputable end users. Because our business is not just about profit but fundamentally about protecting the environment, we personally ensure that all recyclables collected, are actually recycled, with end users.


Business Developer

Currently looking after new  business development, meeting with prospective and existing customers and building our relations.

Brian Otto

 Operations Manager

Brian looks after the Operations of the logistics and factory. Ensuring that we are running efficiently and productively.

Theresa Jones

Factory Operations Supervisor

Theresa handles all of the Factory Operations and liasing with our buyers and suppliers.

Shadrack Lekhalo

Financial Clerk

Shadrack is our Financial Intern, he is completing his Financial Management Course at Northlink College with us.

Pamela Solomons

Logistics Co Ordinator

Pamela handles all office admin and collection logistics. 

Songezo: Gen worker

Aphina Gen Worker

Bafo: Factory Gen worker  

Christie Gen worker

Agnes: Sorter

Namhla: Sorter

Alice: Sorter

Beauty: Sorter

Jason: Sorter

Banele: Driver

Marlin Maart: Driver

Dayne: Gen Worker

Kearon: Driver

Xolile: Team Leader

Raymond: Gen Worker

Nanziwe: Team Leader

Namhla: Sorter

Devon Standby Driver

Lizo: Gen Worker

Soki: Driver

Buliswa Sorter

Sivuyiswe: Sorter

Jodene: Sorter

Thembu: Gen Worker

Andrew: Gen Worker


Ready to leave a mark? Contact us!

Co. VAT Number  4270267752

BEE Level 1, 135% Procurement Recognition

Unit 1, 27 Coleman Street Elsiesriver

Sales: 081 563 6494


Theresa 081 338 9514

Accounts: Shadrack 081 722 8711

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