Buhle Waste (Pty) Ltd. is a 100% percent Black owned company that was established in 1997, by Dr P. D. Sekete, to focus on integrated waste management. The company initially specialised in the collection and disposal of general, domestic waste. Buhle Waste, using the few resources available to an establishing business, set about collecting and disposing of waste at the behest of the Ekurhuleni Local Municipality. The resources included 5 trucks, 15 in-field personnel (5 truck drivers, 2 assistants per truck) and 3 in-office staff (General Manager, Administrative Assistant and Operations Manager). Buhle Waste was assigned, by the allocated Government tender, to operate in the East Rand of Johannesburg due to its limited scale and scope. However, with an increasing population came an increasing consumption, resulting in the increasing demand for waste collection and disposal. Thus, the need for an increase in supply was necessary; expansion of the company was imminent.