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New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

September 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, Startups

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites.

Using the app, small businesses, construction companies, shopping centres, renovators, housing complexes and homeowners can book a truck or skip, local drivers and a loading teams who will collect the waste for responsible disposal – all tracked and recorded online.

Essentially, WRAPP is the waste removal equivalent of ordering a ride on Uber. “We want to spare you the hassle of sorting out your waste while creating work for truck owners in an environmentally conscious way,” says WRAPP founder, Clive Amsel. “It’s one of the primary reasons we exist.”

WRAPP allows the client to choose the waste type, truck type and pick-up time for loads from 1.3 to 12 tons. Quotes and payment methods are available directly from the app. The service also makes use of live tracking and notifications, eliminating the need to follow up on the job. In addition, the cloud-based dashboard gives clients access to a full audit trail with timestamps of every load’s life cycle, from removal to recycling or disposal.

Once a client places an order on WRAPP, the job is processed instantly, and the closest available truck is dispatched or scheduled. After completion of the job, clients are able to rate the driver’s service.

Apart from assisting clients, WRAPP aims to create work opportunities within its local communities. “It’s one of the most satisfying aspects of what we do,” says Amsel. “I think our customers recognise the potential this technology opens up for South Africans.”

The app is available for Android devices from the Google Play store.

Edited by Jenna Cook

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