Don’t Waste


Our mission is To
Protect the Environment.

We achieve this by providing world class and independent waste management systems to businesses.


Our Vision is to disrupt the waste management sector globally by providing tools to accurately track and measure waste.

Our goal is to clean up “rubbish data” to provide clients transparent insights into the cost and environmental opportunities that exist in their waste streams.

Company History

Don’t Waste was established in 1994 in South Africa, with a vision to take the local waste management industry to new heights. At its inception, Don’t Waste had a mission to provide an environmentally friendly, hygienic and cost effective holistic waste management service to all retail, shopping centres, commercial, industrial, educational & speciality clients.

This was originally in the form of site based services, providing staff, supervision and management to manage daily waste streams on a client’s behalf with the aim to reduce and minimise waste to landfill and recovering materials for the recycling industry.

Over 20 years, the Company experienced major growth and now operates numerous countries around the world, providing services to hundreds blue chip clients.

As waste legislation matured internationally, there was a growing need for companies to manage compliance risk and waste duty of care. This coupled with corporate governance requirements for sustainability reporting, created a further need for the world class waste management technology systems that Don’t Waste had already developed.

In recent years, Proptech has been disrupting the Real Estate industry.

It is a collective term used to define companies offering technologically innovative products or new business models for the real estate market. Don’t Waste is truly Protech but with a difference. Where most companies in the sector are startups, ours is developed, mature and truly disruptive.

The Don’t Waste Proptech Solution is a waste administration, reporting and management system. It allows clients a high level of data management, report generating functionality, as well as compliance and environmental accounting.

The system functions across from multiple sites, in multiple locations with multiple providers and portfolios, allowing clients to measure performances and environmental outcomes.

Most importantly, the systems are built by a company that understands waste management and minimisation at a site level through its hard-earned practical experiences. This same experience is available to all our system clients as management support and analytics.

In our different markets, Don’t Waste provides a range of solutions, all with the same core output, “to protect our environment”.


Global Staff we employ

ft2 of properties we service
97 987 428

Trees saved for clients p/a
631 229

Countries we provide services to

CO2 saved for clients
94 603 039 m3

Energy saved for clients
392 038 537kWh


Easy Testimonials

“Since commencing a partnership with Don’t Waste, it has enabled our teams to spend valuable time focussing on operational tasks rather than being burdened with report writing and deadlines. All the relevant reports arrive at the agreed time and we developed the reporting suite with Don’t Waste to ensure that each one is meaningful to the various stakeholders. The insights in the reports, as well as Don’t Waste’s expertise, have not only helped to develop a group wide waste strategy but also implement and track projects, resulting in efficiencies and significant annual operational savings across our portfolio”

Easy Testimonials

“We appointed Don’t Waste in order to have a full overview of waste operations across all our properties, working with multiple service providers. Unlike many systems we did not have to change the way we worked, rather the Don’t Waste team customised the system set up to suit our needs while still proving us with useful tips about how to make our waste related processes more efficient.

We now have standardised, consistent and accurate portfolio reporting from waste operations cost, efficiency and sustainability perspectives.

As a procurement manager it has certainly provided an easier understanding of the huge volumes of waste produced.

I have observed ongoing and tangible improvements in all waste areas since we implemented the system.”


“Through working hand-in-hand with Don’t Waste, we have been able to pilot and then roll out a new, innovative platform that allows each of our centres to more accurately monitor our waste levels. Such a high level of data accuracy has enabled our teams to have a far better understanding of what is happening in real-time, and is really empowering them to go above and beyond in terms of recycling and driving improvements. This is vitally important as each of our centres strives to be carbon neutral; it is an important step in the fight against climate change.”


“The Don’t Waste System provides us with a transparent view of the properties using the system. We can now track each load from source to treatment destination and report accurately on our waste volumes as well as environmental metrics. Our auditors have found using the system extremely useful when doing waste audits as every transaction as well as the supporting documentation and evidence is available at the click of a mouse. Of great value for our compliance teams is the document expiry tool where every licence and permit with an expiry date is tracked automatically, alerting the relevant person when a renewal is due. All in all, in addition to giving us more accurate waste data that we can trust, the Don’t Waste System gives us peace of mind that our compliance is taken care of.”


“Don’t Waste ran an informal but very professional “Best Practice in Waste Management” workshop for our Shopping Centre and Operations Managers.

The team benefitted immensely from the Don’t Waste teams’ experience and use of practical examples. They came away not only with a best practice handbook, but with some great ideas to improve and track efficiencies, which will lead to substantial cost and environmental savings.

There is real low hanging fruit in waste if you know where to look and the workshop gave us direction on where we should start.”

Sustainability, Operations, Compliance

“Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet – Don’t waste have added clarity to our waste operations with industry leading insight that has facilitated the successful and deliverable development of our waste processes. Providing tailored guidance towards our collective sustainable ambitions, Don’t Waste have proven invaluable to ensuring our strategic objectives and regulatory conformance.”

Advanced Reporting

"Working with Don´t Waste has been a truly collaborative partnership. They have taken the time to understand our business, what is really important to us and what makes us tick. Equally, they have always made sure they appreciate the challenges and pain points within the industry as well as those specific to our company. Instead of offering a generic off-the-shelf solution, they have concentrated on understanding our requirements and have been able to develop a bespoke reporting framework, that lets us focus on the key data. This in turn allows us to manage our business more efficiently and improve our offer to clients, customers and staff alike."


“Don’t Waste have fundamentally changed the way we operate our business and has brought in some fantastic savings from their knowledge within the waste industry. We have a great relationship with Don’t Waste and would highly recommend to any company that are looking to transform their waste.”


Jeremy Droyman

Join our social media channels