90 % of waste in South Africa ends up in landfill every year and we are running out of landfill airspace. In 8 years, Ywaste has transformed from a small company manufacturing domestic-scale worm farms into a substantial operation which diverts over 1 500 tons of food waste from landfills every year.

Our focus on effective and responsible management of food waste and conversion to compost reduces the contribution food waste makes to landfill proliferation. It also enables the replenishment of the soil, which in turn, leads to a better world.


Our vision is to be a global leader in a locally developed zero waste solution for Africa, optimizing its people and planet through profit.


Our mission is to divert waste from landfills by recycling and creating sustainable waste solutions.


Respect – At Ywaste we are all equal. We are equal in the fact that we all have a different and unique value to add. For this reason we are all to be equally respected.

Unity – The Ywaste family is characteristically associated with passion, dedication, perseverance and a «can do»-attitude.

Understanding and Friendly – We all come from different walks of life, we need to ensure we are always compassionate and considerate in our differences. Listen intently, be friendly and warm.

Transparent and Fair – Transparency is key to ensure better understanding. We ensure this through clear communication, co-drafting expectations and utilising linear approach in decision making. Lawful and Binding – This constitution forms as the legal and binding agreement between the Ywaste Family.

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Ywaste is a black owned, BBBEE Level 1 company. Our BEE Status is Level 1 – 135% Procurement.>