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Hazardous Waste Management


Not all hazardous waste glows in the dark! Common materials such as paints, chemicals, oils, and solvents also pose a risk to environmental and human health, and so must be disposed of via a licensed hazardous waste management solution.

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How does it work?

Sample assessment (Lab icon)

We assess the hazardous waste sample, taken from the point of generation, to determine a suitable disposal solution.

Quoting (Till icon)

Once we have determined a suitable disposal solution, we provide our client with a quote based on the treatment method and management required.

Treatment & disposal (Rubbish bag icon)

We safely transport the hazardous waste to an Averda site where we verify that the waste matches the assessed sample, and then proceed to dispose of the waste via the treatment solution developed for the client.

Hazardous waste manifest (Form icon)

Once the waste has been disposed of, we draw up a hazardous waste manifest that details exactly how your waste has been handled from collection to disposal. If your waste was transformed into solid fuel, we’ll provide a certificate detailing the carbon saving achieved.


Averda has been in the business of disposing of hazardous waste safely and responsibly for over 30 years. Our expert teams will assess your individual hazardous waste situation and offer you the best solution for disposing of your hazardous waste materials safely and legally. We also look for alternative ways of disposing of your hazardous waste, like transforming it into solid fuel which can be sold to the cement industry, reducing the use of dirty coal, and diverting waste from landfills.

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We help our hazardous waste clients with meeting their regulatory requirements, including registration with SAWIS, which allows them to track their entire paper trail and see what we have logged on their behalf.

We provide our clients with the most environmentally responsible treatment methods at the best available price on the market and continue to monitor the site of disposal to ensure that their waste is not having a negative environmental impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial waste is the waste generated by wastewater, construction, and demolition materials for example. Also included are scraps generated during manufacturing, as well as shipping containers, such as drums.

Hazardous industrial waste can comprise of sewage, radioactive waste, shredded circuit boards, and spent sulfuric acid, among many others.

Industrial waste requires stringent pre-work and testing at our labs to ensure that the waste is disposed of in a safe manner.

If industrial waste is not disposed of properly, it can negatively affect both the environment and human health. For this reason, additional documentation will have to be completed prior to the collection of the waste?

Unfortunately, a lot of industrial waste generated cannot be recycled. Averda South Africa does, however, have a mechanism built in place to ensure that only minimal waste generated is sent to the landfill, and where possible, waste is placed into a blending platform which converts it into fossil fuels