Founded with a vision of treating waste as a resource

"The name “Oricol” originates from the combination of two words. These words communicate an all-encompassing understanding of our business and its core offerings.

“Ori” refers to the origins of the earth and “col” alludes to collaboration – working hand in hand with our clients to provide the most innovative environmental services solutions for their business.

Oricol, originally formed under the name of Onyx Waste Management Services, has been operating successfully in South Africa since 2002.

Onyx Waste Management Services was incorporated on 1 January 2002 with the objective of providing the South African market with a comprehensive approach to managing waste that aimed to offer a more sustainable and viable alternative to the waste to landfill based strategy that was prevalent in the market.

The company was founded upon the vision of treating waste as a secondary resource and offering a full range of environmental services that addressed the need for the sustainable management of our finite resources.

The range of services includes the collection, transfer, processing, beneficiation and disposal of commercial and industrial wastes.

In April 2006, Onyx changed its name to Veolia Environmental Services to more accurately illustrate its position within the Veolia Group.

Veolia Environmental Services S.A. was a wholly owned subsidiary of Veolia Propreté (Veolia Environmental Services (VES) - France). On a global basis, VES International is the leader in waste management and by revenue measured in US Dollars the largest waste management company in the world.

In November 2010, a consortium comprising Lereko Investments (Pty) Ltd, Metier Investment and Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd and management acquired the entire shareholding from Veolia Propreté.

This transaction resulted in the company’s name being changed to Oricol Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd, with the new owners of the company boosting the black shareholding to 55%."

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Port Elizabeth

Physical Address: 
1st Floor, Unit 1,
Neave Industrial Park,
7 Bennett Str,
Neave Township, P.E.

VoIP: 087 803 9960

Telephone: +27 41 453 2911

Telefax: +27 41 453 2918


Physical Address: 
16 Vuurslag Ave,
Kempton Park,

VoIP: 087 803 9910

Telephone: +27 11 922 5900

Telefax: +27 11 922 5901

National Office - Durban

Physical Address: 
11 Acutt Avenue,
Durban, 4052

VoIP: 087 803 9870

Telephone: +27 31 579 2824

Telefax: +27 31 579 2584

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Oricol has been deemed an “essential service” by the provision of waste removal services.
We will therefore make ourselves available to provide waste management services to your company, should you be operational during the lockdown period. Please note it is essential to notify us if you will be requiring our services over this period in order for us to adequately prepare our staff to be available to render the service.
 To our valued clients, please notify us accordingly should you not be requiring our services during this period.