Collect-a-Can needs agents in outlying areas

People across South Africa have been inspired to earn money while improving their environment by collecting cans for Collect-a-Can. But sometimes these collectors find themselves so far away from the nearest Collect-a-Can depot that the cost of transporting their cans to a collection point negates the income they would earn from their collections in the first place. For this reason, Collect-a-Can is searching for companies who would be willing to partner with them to become agents, specifically in outlying areas. Scrap metal dealers, multi-recycling companies and / or any other businesses that are willing and have the infrastructure to assist, are encouraged to get involved. The agents would be helping their community while at the same time benefiting from being part of the Collect-a-Can network.

Collect-a-Can has five strategically positioned branches – three in Gauteng Province in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Vanderbijlpark, one in Cape Town in the Western Cape and one in Durban in KwaZulu Natal. However, having agents working with them across the country could significantly increase their reach.

“We are particularly in need of agents in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga regions,” says Mathabo Phomane, PR and Marketing Manager of Collect-a-Can, “We have had a lot of enquiries from individuals and schools in these areas that would like to become collectors for Collect-a-Can and they would greatly benefit from having a collection point in their area.”

Agents would be supported by schools in their vicinity, as well as businesses and individuals who are collecting cans for money. The agent would need to either recycle the cans and submit the tonnages to Collect-a-Can or act as a depository where the cans can be assembled before being transported to the nearest Collect-a-Can depot in bulk.

Assistance from businesses that are willing to fund the purchase or storage cages or to transport bulk tins to a depot or agent would also be greatly welcomed.

For more information on getting involved or becoming an agent for Collect-a-Can, please contact the Collect-a-Can head office on (011) 466 2939 or visit their website