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Up Your Recycling Game in Cairo

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Up Your Recycling Game in Cairo
written by
Aminah Keevy

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Real, legit recycling in Cairo may seem far fetched — but it is no longer a figment of the imagination! There are companies doing the leg work and making it easy to put your old and overused belongings to new use. Here are a few that serve the capital 一 no excuses, now!



Via Bekia

Collecting plastic, paper, electronics and even used cooking oil, Bekia utilises a points system as an incentive for recycling. The startup works toward “developing the culture of citizens and society towards the environment”, and does so as a go-between from individuals to recycling factories. Offering services throughout Cairo, Bekia also accepts metals, home appliances, and antiques.

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Contact via phone: 01125428292 – 01008366291 / email:



Via E-Tadweer

With a goal to “encourage the recycling of old electrical and electronic devices in Egypt”, E-Tadweer accepts all sorts of used or broken electronics and, in return, offers discount vouchers to partnering electronic companies. Download the E-Tadweer application from Google Play or the App Store to begin your electronic recycling journey! When you’re ready, follow the procedure in the app to choose the category of product and your nearest location for drop-off.

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Go Clean

Via Go Clean

Operating all over Cairo, Go Clean Recycling Solutions takes generic recyclables off your hands in exchange for cash or household products. After separating your plastic, paper, and metals and contacting Go Clean to schedule a pick-up time, their operation will weigh the products and pay accordingly!

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Contact via phone/WhatsApp: 0106 666 6555 / email:


Green Place

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The recycling company, Green Place, offers “green recycling of electronic waste and safe data destruction services” in Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa. Via a pick-up/drop-off system, Green Place provides services like e-recycling, scrap purchase, data destruction, and remanufacturing. Some of the various tradeable products include electronics, solar panels, batteries, and cameras.

Contact via phone: 01023456 181 / email:



Via Outgreens

Working to “reduce waste, avoid pollution, and prevent the unnecessary use of finite natural resources”, Outgreens provides recycling services for businesses in Cairo. Recycling over 100,000 tons each year, Outgreens facilitates the processing of everything from plastic and food waste to construction waste. Offering a no-commitment trial period for interested companies, Outgreens analyses the needs of each business individually in order to provide a comprehensive explanation of contract options that best suit the circumstance.

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Contact via phone: 0120 000 0230 – 0120 056 0000 / email: