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.
Currently looking after new business development, meeting with prospective and existing customers and building our relations.
Brian looks after the Operations of the logistics and factory. Ensuring that we are running efficiently and productively.
Factory Operations Supervisor
Theresa handles all of the Factory Operations and liasing with our buyers and suppliers.
Shadrack is our Financial Intern, he is completing his Financial Management Course at Northlink College with us.
Logistics Co Ordinator
Pamela handles all office admin and collection logistics.
Songezo: Gen worker
Aphina Gen Worker
Bafo: Factory Gen worker
Christie Gen worker
Marlin Maart: Driver
Dayne: Gen Worker
Xolile: Team Leader
Raymond: Gen Worker
Nanziwe: Team Leader
Devon Standby Driver
Lizo: Gen Worker
Thembu: Gen Worker
Andrew: Gen Worker