Waste recovery

From waste to a valuable resource

We aim to preserve valuable resources by focusing on waste reduction as well as the sorting, processing and marketing of recyclables. As a last resort, we dispose of ultimate waste at landfill or dispose of it in the safest manner possible.

Our Resource Recovery division provides the complete range of services for the separation, storage and recycling of wastes generated from industrial, commercial and municipal clients.

With depots in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Durban, we are well placed to offer our core services, which include hiring waste containers and collection and recovery of waste.

Our liquid waste treatment plants and material recycling facilities in Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg (Spartan) render both liquid and solid wastes suitable for recovery or safe disposal.

Waste Hierarchy 

The development of new and innovative waste recycling and energy recovery processes is in line with an increasingly strict set of environmental regulations that aim to:

  • limit the quantity of waste stored in landfills
  • reduce the depletion of non-renewable resources

As our source separation programmes improve, so more and more waste is being treated through our recycling and recovery processes. This, in turn, leads to enhanced developments which enables us to better use waste as a resource. Think of it as the circular economy in action.

Developing specialised reclamation and recycling processes enables us to help an increasing number of clients cut their carbon emissions.


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Converting waste to energy

BinThermal treatment enables certain high calorific waste streams to be processed to recover energy and destroy hazardous components.

This process is entirely dependent on obtaining the relevant environmental authorisation and permits.

We support this method of handling waste as it sits higher up on the waste hierarchy than landfill. This method of disposal also allows for the possibility of earning Certified Emission Reductions, commonly known as carbon credits.

Ploughing back in the agricultural sector

TractorSuitable organic wastes from industry and municipal services are treated and spread onto agricultural fields to partly replace inorganic fertilisers.

We adopt stringent controls to ensure compliance with all legal requirements. This includes testing materials regularly as well as ensuring it is not stored for long periods before being spread onto agricultural land.

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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.