Towards the end of 2018, Liberty Compassion approached Doorway To Dignity to assist with the distribution of trolleys to informal waste collectors. These trolleys, which were funded by the National Lotteries Commission, are made of galvanised steel, have a carrying capacity of 300 kg and have reflective tape on all four sides to increase visibility. Each waste trader who received a trolley was also given a reflective Conti suit.
The purpose of the project was to enhance the lives of waste traders - sometimes referred to as 'trolleypreneurs' - who play such a valuable role in helping to reduce landfill. Several residents' associations came on board to assist with distribution, which has helped to foster better relationships between trolleypreneurs and the communities in which they operate.
We have distributed 100 trolleys to waste traders in a variety of areas including Fontainebleau, Malanshof, Windsor, Edenvale, Bryanston, Soweto, Zandspruit, Linden and Pretoria.