The Tshole Trust was formed in January 2001, in line with the study of the National Conservation Strategy Agency (NCSA) in their Study on the Management of Oil Containing Waste of 1996. The NCSA recommended that an organisation be established "to promote the common interests of the Oil Industry in preventing pollution of the environment by used lubricants in Botswana.

Tshole Trust was initially established as a waste oil management project under Somarelang Tikologo. After having sustained itself, the project became a standalone programme within the same NGO and was later, 2nd March 2004, registered with Registrar of Societies as a society, under the name Tshole Conservation Society. During the same year on 11th June 2004 it was then transformed to be a trust registered in the Deeds Office of Botswana, and it was then called Tshole Trust." The Tshole Trust's over-arching aim is to monitor, co-ordinate and increase effectiveness of Botswana's Waste Oil Management recommendations infrastructure, while elevating the awareness of responsible waste oil management throughout the country.



The Tshole Trust will be a national leader and a model of excellence in waste oil management

Mission of the Tshole Trust

Tshole Trust exists to coordinate the activities of waste oil management stakeholders and disseminate related public education for a sustainable environment.

Values and Operating Principles

Professionalism: We are experts in our field and comply with the laid down processes and procedures of the trust in line with our customer's expectations

Integrity: we are honest, transparent respectful and ethical in rendering all our services

Environmental Excellence: we will uphold and promote best practice in waste oil management

Commitment: we will demonstrate action orientation, manage our time agreements and deliver on our promises.

Objectives of the Tshole Trust

The Tshole Trust exists;

  1. To increase the amount of waste oil recovered in Botswana.
  2. To encourage greater environmental awareness of the need for each individual and organisation to protect Botswana's environment by employing the suitable waste oil management infrastructure responsibly.
  3. To identify, monitor and discourage waste oil-generating activities, which threaten the well-being of the environment.
  4. To provide information and advice on waste oil recovery, disposal and recycling.
  5. To encourage the adoption and effective implementation of legislation and policies, which promote waste oil management, processes, resource utilisation, and waste oil disposal practices.
  6. To liaise with relevant government and non-governmental organizations involved in activities related to waste oil management.