South Africa has an excellent reputation for environmental awareness. The Waste Management Regulations published under the auspices of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (no. 59 of 2008) is one of the most advanced pieces of legislation in the world. EnviroServ currently owns and operates a number of technologically advanced landfill disposal sites, including the Class A Holfontein site; the largest of its kind in southern Africa. All EnviroServ’s Class A facilities are designed by top civil engineers to handle all types of liquid and solid waste and managed in accordance with legislation. EnviroServ’s Treatment and Disposal Solutions manages most types of hazardous and industrial waste that require specialised treatment and processing before disposal at a suitable landfill site. All hazardous wastes, characterised by their flammability, corrosivity, toxicity and/or reactivity, must, by law, be analysed prior to treatment and disposal at a permitted landfill. Certain hazardous waste streams can be recycled, like thinners, oils, batteries and fluorescent tubes.
Based on the physical and chemical characteristics of waste, EnviroServ ensures that the correct treatment and disposal method will be applied to minimise environmental, health and safety impacts now and for the future.