Experts in EPR Waste management

Experts in Waste Management

eWASA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to delivering cost-effective compliance on behalf of our Producer Members.
eWASA represents some of South Africa's largest producers in the EEE, Lighting and Paper & Packaging industries.

Extended Producer Responsibility
Extended Producer Responsibility

Learn more about the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations for the Electrical and Electronic equipment (EEE), Lighting, and Paper and Packaging sectors.

Why E-Waste Matters
Why e-Waste Matters

Electronic and electrical waste contains both valuable and potentially hazardous material that can be recovered through proper recycling, while hazardous fractions can be treated prior to safe disposal.

Why Lighting Waste Matters
Why Lighting Waste Matters

Implementing take-back programmes would help packaging industry members comply with the regulations and reduce the volume of waste the country sends to landfills.

Why Paper and Packaging Matters
Why Paper and Packaging Matters

South Africa’s EPR regulations require manufacturers and distributors of packaging materials to take responsibility for the waste their products generate at the post-consumer stage.

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Working to Help Establish a Sustainable Waste Management System for South Africa Since 2008

The EPR Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA) is a registered Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) with The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) for the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), Lighting, Portable Batteries and Paper and Packaging Sectors.​

Types of Waste


Electrical & Electronic Equipment


Lighting Equipment

Paper & Packaging

Paper & Packaging Materials

Portable Batteries

Portable Batteries

EPR Waste Association of South Africa

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Waste Management

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Waste Regulations

The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations for the Electronic and Electric (WEEE) sectors are of significance to all Producers, Distributors, and Retailers.

It is essential to ensure your compliance with South Africa’s Environmental and Waste Regulations.

The National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEMWA) No. 59/2008 makes provision for the implementation of EPR programmes in South Africa.

Find out more under the Resources section of our website.

On 5 November 2020, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) published Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations for the Electronic and Electric (WEEE) sectors.

Find out more under the Resources section of our website.

Additional Government Gazettes and Notices have been published by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.

Find out more under the Resources section of our website.

Waste FAQ

Wondering about e-waste management?

Need to know more about Lighting, Paper & Packaging recycling?

Visit the FAQ section of our website for answers.

Where to Recycle

Looking to recycle e-Waste?
Use our map to find an eWASA-affiliated recycler near you.

For general recycling collection sites, visit this site.

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