The Waste Group has built a solid track record of successes and professionalism in the domestic, industrial, commercial, municipal and mining sectors of waste management, whereby we specialise in the five R’s of Recycling: Re-think, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Remove. The core essence of the company is offering a sustainable solution for a “greener tomorrow”. The Waste Group is proud to be a unique leader in the waste management industry, where emphasis is placed on exceptional services to all clients.

As one of the larger waste management companies in South Africa, within the very difficult financial climate, The Waste Group have achieved continual enhancements of not only our internal methodology, but that of the industry as well. This has resulted in us assisting in moulding the industry into what it is today.

We have achieved sustainable performance, by forming the core of our business built on environmental, social and corporate governance issues; and effective fleet management and optimisation by the implementation of the best software and hardware systems available for management and measurement.

The Waste Group is built on sound financial systems, knowledge and experience in the industry, complying with all environmental legislation and municipal bylaws as prescribed by the Companies Act.

Vision: Managing waste for a friendier environment.
Mission: We offer peace of mind through the most professional people, system and technology in waste management. 2 WASTE (92783)


Year founded: 1986
Founding member: Dirk Van Niekerk
Employees: over 400
Branches: Pretoria, Johannesburg, North West, Margate, Empangeni, Vaal, Witbank, Welkom, Germiston and Durban
Memberships: Institute of Waste Management of South Africa (IWMSA), Road Freight Association of South Africa (RFA)


Turnover: R132-million per annum
Financial year-end: February
Current customer base: Over 2000 clients
Industrial standards: ISO14001 (all depots, nationally)


Activity: Market leader in the waste management sector specialising in holistic waste management solutions
Products/services offered: Total waste management services, commercial waste removal services (shopping centres and office blocks), hazardous and bio-hazardous waste removal services, industrial waste removal services (mines and factories), domestic waste removal services (residential and restaurants), builders’ waste removal services (building industry), garden waste removal services (residential, houses and estates), landfill management and operation, long-haul transportation of waste materials, recycling (at source / after service), on-site waste management, reclamation of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.


Training programmes: Promotes the training and development of staff
Empowerment initiatives: Focused on human capacity development
CSI initiatives: Investment in sustainable job creation, encouragement of partnerships with reputable organisations, capable of generating mutually beneficial capacity building outcomes


1. New developments are: Recycling Division; Hazardous Waste; and Waste to Energy
2. The Waste Group is an active member of the Institute of Waste Management of South Africa (IWMSA)
3. Owner of two private landfill sites (Bon Accord GLB- & Mooiplaats GLB- (class B under new waste classification)
4. Successful operation and growth of a private company (25 years)
5. The only waste management company with ISO14001 at all its branches and divisions

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