Various church and community upliftment programmes are in place that allows members to come and rummage through waste and select what they need and take it away at no cost (reducing what we move to landfills).
Hawkers are invited to remove reject leather straps from our bins on allocated days at no cost to them. They make belts and other leather items for sale from these off cuts.
BELOW-MARKET RATES FOR INFORMAL TRADERS
Informal traders pay a below-market rate for over-runs (spare hides and buckles) that are left when an order is completed. This is less about reducing waste, and more about giving small traders access to raw materials at reduced costs.