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Waste management

Waste management refers to the management of waste from the start to the final stage of disposal. This includes collection, disposal and recycling according to the legal frameworks that govern waste management.

WasteWise is redefining the customary “waste to landfill” solution through recycling and upcycling, adding a monetary value to the waste that not only benefits the customer but the environment as well.

The National Waste Information Regulation of 2012 (Gazette No. 35583) came in to effect on 1 January 2013. It enforces strict waste management laws and harsh penalties on companies that are non-compliant. We ensure that our clients are fully compliant with the regulation while still getting the most cost-effective waste solution on the market.

WasteWise offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to managing waste. This includes tailor-made services to the domestic, commercial, industrial and mining sectors. We identify and advise on optimal waste management solutions while complying with all relevant legislation and regulations.

Forms of waste management

Taking care of waste can be done in various ways. Landfill compacting is the most common method, but there are other options as well:

  • Incineration or combustion
  • Recovery and recycling
  • Plasma gasification
  • Composting
  • Waste to energy (recover energy)
  • Avoidance of or waste minimisation

The advantages of waste management

Waste management involves the collection and disposal of hazardous as well as non-hazardous waste from all sectors. These are the benefits of waste management and proper garbage disposal.

It can be profitable

The various aspects of waste management, such as recycling and reusing can earn companies and individuals significant amounts of money.

Companies will pay for glass, tin cans, paper and other products that can be recycled. However, for this to be a worthwhile income stream, you will require a significant amount of recyclables.

It sustains the environment

Arguably the greatest advantage of waste management is its positive effect on the environment. Managing biodegradable waste is beneficial for agriculture and even backyard gardens where the decomposed elements can be used as mulch to enrich the soil.

Regulating the waste management industry also ensures that best practices are implemented to conserve the environment as much as possible.

Done properly, waste management also will reduce the amount and intensity of greenhouse gases like carbon monoxide and methane.

It conserves energy

Recycling waste reduces the processing of raw materials, which in turn conserves the amount of energy required in manufacturing processes. In addition, the gasses that often result from waste can be used as energy sources for manufacturing plants.

It creates jobs

South Africans are all familiar with the sight of recyclers pulling trolleys laden down with wasted around streets. They are an essential part of the waste management process and rely on residential and commercial sources for paper, glass and cans. They rely on this waste for an income.

Every facet of waste management requires significant labour from collecting and separating waste to composting and compaction and much of the hard labour provides employment opportunities.

Why use a waste management company

When you work with a waste management company like WasteWise, you immediately remove the risk and stress of waste management. As a responsible waste management company, we endeavour to save you money and ensure your business is compliant with laws and regulations.

Contact us today to discuss your waste management options and how we can assist you.