Welcome to Henque Waste

Recycling is more than just waste management, it is a habit and part of our everyday lives. We see the positive effects of every hand that contributes to this motion. Whether you are just picking up papers on the side of the road, or creating large scale clean-up operations.

We welcome everyone to our industry. Please feel free to browse around and visit our contact page should you need to get in touch. There is also a comment section were we would love to hear from you.

– The Henque Waste Team


Henque Waste has been involved in the Recycling business for nearly two decades and still going strong. During the past 10 years we became involved in Waste Management and handling as well. We have helped to introduce and successfully implement a two-bag system in Still Bay during 2008 and we expanded the project to Riversdale in 2009 and Heidelberg and Albertinia in 2010. Henque Waste advertised and marketed the campaign throughout the first three years and is still involved in awareness and marketing campaigns to create further awareness.

Although there are other towns in Eden district who only expected a recycling rate of 6 to 8%, we have collected an amount of 34% of all households in Hessequa area (during 2013-2016) and still managed to grow with 3% in volume turnover during 2016-2017. The amounted material recovered from households during 2012 was 1840 tons, but reduced due to tender restrictions. This growth will flatten off eventually due to households that are used as holiday homes and only occupied during season. At the same time low income areas rather sell their material at the buy-back centrums than making use of the two-bag system.

During 2010 we expanded to Eden district and opened a facility in George from where we currently service retail outlets from Knysna to Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay and also run a buy-back centre in George. During 2017, the Velddrif, two-bag recycling contract was awarded to us by Bergrivier Municipality and we also run a buy back centre there.

We pride ourselves therein that we recycle ALL commodities of material available in the industry, regardless if there are markets or not. We transport and stockpile all unwanted material at our facilities in Riversdale and George. We investigate all possibilities to establish new and sustainable markets in the industry to create maximum conversion of recovered or available material.



So you have finally cleared out the study with the last 10 years’ collected receipts and other documentation, or maybe your restaurant can’t take another empty bottle as the storage space is too crammed. Well, whatever the need may be, if you are here, it means we are listening. You can reach us at any of the following designations:


George Branch

27 Rand Street, Industria, George, 6530

Douw: 072 592 6212

Stephan: 071 626 6249


Riversdale Branch

1 Dahlia Street, Kwanonkathula, Riversdale, 6670

Charlotte: 082 552 5373


Feeling to shy to call, no problem. You are welcome to send us an e-mail to admin@henquewaste.co.za or if the old mail pigeon is still alive and kicking, send us a letter to:

P.O. Box 694




Our working hours are from Mondays to Fridays from 07:30am to 17:00pm and Saturdays and Public Holidays we are available from 08:00am to 13:00pm.