Recycling Waste Management

THINK GREEN – Reduce your waste to landfill, by implementing a Recycling Program


Allow our Recycling experts to work with your business to help create, customize, and improve your waste operations, decrease your waste costs and waste to landfill rate, by implementing a Recycling Program and System on site.


The implementation, set up and assistance of ensuring your Companies contribution towards a Zero Waste to Landfill vision.






Contact Us about our Introduction to Recycling Training


Various Types of Waste that you can rather start Recycling than sending Landfill 







Why Recycling is so Important


Plastic Recycling Facts


For every ton of plastic recycled we save the equivalent of…


  • The energy used by 2 people in 1 year.

  • The amount of water used by 1 person over two months.

  • 1,000 Litres of oil


Metal Recycling Facts


Every Kilogram of steel recycled saves 5,450 BTU’s of energy…


  • Enough to light a 60-watt bulb for over 26 hours.

  • Recycling just one can saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, and a TV for 2 hours.


Paper Recycling Facts


Recycling one ton of paper would …


  • Save enough energy to power the average South African home for 6 months.

  • Save 7,000 gallons of water.

  • Save 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent.

  • Save 17 mature trees.

  • Save 2 barrels of oil.

  • Save 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.


Did You Know …


  • the process of recycling paper instead of making it from new materials generates 74% less air pollution and uses 50% less water?

  • over 73% of all newspapers are recovered for recycling?

  • it takes a glass bottle approximately 1,000,000 YEARS to break down in a landfill?


Tips to Reduce Waste


You’ve learned your ABC's but have you learned your RRRs? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. At Gauteng Environmental Management, we are committed to making a difference in not only how we handle waste, but in the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.


You can do your part by following these simple steps:


  • Use products made with recycled materials.

  • Use energy-efficient light bulbs and rechargeable batteries.

  • Shop with cloth bags.

  • Reuse plastic bags, cups, containers, etc.

  • Repair items instead of throwing them away.

  • Compost your food and yard waste.


Recycling Creates Jobs


The recycling business employs collectors, sorters, processors, manufacturers, designers, scientists, administrators and researchers. Recycling plants train and employ four workers for every single worker that the landfill and waste management industry maintain.



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