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The Solid Waste Management Industry
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
06 February 2019
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Solid Waste Management


South Africa’s 826 landfill sites take in 98 million tons of waste each year. Just less than 39% of general waste is recycled and more than 61% treated or landfilled, while just 6% of hazardous waste is re-used or recycled and 94% treated or landfilled. The World Bank forecasts that waste generation in sub-Saharan Africa will reach 516 million tons per year in 2050.


Reaching Capacity


Landfills in Gauteng and the Western Cape are almost at capacity and cities are looking for more landfill facilities. The poor financial status of the local government sector, which is mandated to provide waste management services, could affect its ability to provide basic services including waste management. South Africa’s waste industry needs to strike a balance between the primary need to provide basic waste management services to all communities and the need to introduce costly alternative technologies to divert waste away from disposal at landfills.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the management of solid waste, excluding recycling. It describes the state of public and private waste services and the factors influencing their operations. It includes detailed profiles of 20 companies including Inter-waste (Pty) Ltd, subsidiary of Interwaste Holdings, which is being bought by the French Séché Environnement, and EnviroServ, recently fined by the Competition Tribunal for colluding with Wasteman. The report also profiles companies such as Compass Medical Waste, which is involved in waste disposal for clinics and private and government hospitals.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.2. Regulations 15
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 18
4.2. Continental 20
4.3. International 25
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 28
5.1. Economic Environment 28
5.2. Rising Operating Costs 29
5.3. Operation Phakisa: Chemicals and Waste Economy 30
5.4. Compliance with Waste Management Licensing Requirements 31
5.5. Status of Local Government 33
5.6. Labour 35
5.7. Infrastructure 38
5.8. Local Government Initiatives 39
5.9. Alternative Treatment Technologies 41
5.10. Environmental Issues 44
5.11. Cyclicality 47
6. COMPETITION 48
6.1. Barriers to Entry 49
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 50
8. OUTLOOK 51
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 52
10. REFERENCES 52
10.1. Publications 52
10.2. Websites 54
APPENDIX 1 55
Summary of Notable Players 55
APPENDIX 2 59
IBISWorld Market Research: Findings on the Waste Management Industry (Private Sector) 59
APPENDIX 3 62
Operation Phakisa Waste and Chemicals Economy Initiatives Across Four Workstreams 62
COMPANY PROFILES 63
AVERDA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 63
COMPASS MEDICAL WASTE SERVICES (PTY) LTD 66
CONSOLIDATED WASTE (PTY) LTD 68
DONT WASTE GROUP (PTY) LTD 70
DRIZIT ENVIRONMENTAL (PTY) LTD 72
DSW CLEANSING AND SOLID WASTE (DIV OF ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY) 74
DUMPIT S A WASTE REMOVAL (PTY) LTD 76
ENVIROSERV WASTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 78
ESKOM ROTEK INDUSTRIES SOC LTD 82
INTER-WASTE (PTY) LTD 85
JOBE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 88
ORICOL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 90
PIKITUP JOHANNESBURG SOC LTD 92
RAPID SPILL RESPONSE CC 95
ROYAL HASKONINGDHV (PTY) LTD 97
TEDCOR GROUP (PTY) LTD 100
WASTE GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 102
WASTE-MART (PTY) LTD 105
WASTEPLAN (PTY) LTD 107
WATER AND WASTE SERVICES (DIVISION OF CITY OF CAPE TOWN) 109