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Achieving zero waste-to-landfill through compliant onsite waste management

The increasing commitment of companies to achieve zero waste-to-landfill goals has created a greater need for alternative landfill solutions. However, implementing this can be challenging and costly without sacrificing environmental compliance.

EnviroServ Waste Management offers an integrated approach to onsite waste management with the goal of diverting waste from landfills and promoting a circular economy. Waste is an unavoidable by-product of doing business, and EnviroServ delivers waste management solutions that reduce your cost, operational time and complexity while protecting the environment.

A successful partnership

“Having an integrated waste management plan together with on-site waste management services means that businesses can reduce their waste management cost while reducing their footprint by implementing waste reduction initiatives, better recycling and waste beneficiation at shopping centres,” said Yolandi Kruger, EnviroServ National Commercial Manager, On-site.

Compliance is key

The onsite waste management standards developed by EnviroServ provide a comprehensive framework for businesses to effectively manage their waste at the source. This includes transforming the waste area layout to promote sorting and separation of waste, setting up a structured and best practice approach to waste organisation and layout, and installing signage and sorting equipment in compliance with ISO/SHEQ standards.

EnviroServ adheres strictly to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008.

EnviroServ provides fully trained onsite waste handlers with personal protective equipment who are responsible for collecting, separating, and sorting waste to extract recyclable materials. “This is a highly skilled process that requires expertise in identifying and segregating different types of recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, metal, and plastics. These materials are then micro-sorted into over 20 grades, including PET, HDPE, PVC, in various forms and colours, including rigid, film, bottle, flexible, clear, print, and colour,” Kruger said. “The sorted recyclable grades are then sold directly to the end user, mill or plant, increasing the rebate and promoting circular economy practices.”

EnviroServ also sources and vets’ recyclers, manages and records all collections, and files, scans, and captures all documentation against the client’s web profile. “Our onsite staff are trained to handle hazardous waste safely, which is separated, securely labelled, transported, treated, and disposed of in compliance with legislated requirements.” All safe disposal certificates and weighbridge slips are captured, including recycling volumes, and source documents and transactions are loaded into the system where they can be viewed at any time.

“Our onsite waste management is a comprehensive framework designed to ensure compliance and best environmental practices, with the goal of helping our customers achieve zero waste-to-landfill. Through waste sorting, waste statistics recording, and tailored solutions for different waste types, this standard enables businesses to effectively manage their waste from cradle to grave, promoting sustainability and responsible waste management practices.”

Be part of the circular economy

Educate all stakeholders about environmental challenges to help them help you with waste reduction. As environmental challenges become more urgent, EnviroServ is committed to acting and leading the way towards a more sustainable future for generations to come. “Let us help your mall become a centre of sustainability by delivering a waste management solution that works for you,” Kruger says.