Waste Control operates a large fleet of specialised vehicles, fitted with state of the art waste-handling equipment. Our highly trained staff have extensive experience in the field of waste management and are constantly kept abreast of new technology, legislation and developments within the industry.

Waste Control promotes and supports the recycling of waste wherever possible, often cooperating with specialist recycling contractors. Waste that cannot be recycled is disposed of at landfill facilities that are registered with the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. The City of Cape Town landfill sites at Coastal Park, Bellville and Vissershok, as well as the privately owned Vissershok Waste Management Facility, are acknowledged as safe landfill operations.

We are committed to:

delivering excellent service to all our clients and being proactive in responding to client needs now and in the future.

protecting the health of our employees and customers.

preventing environmental pollution.

ensuring that the company’s maintenance of plant, equipment, vehicles, operations and facilities are managed in terms of the highest safety standards possible.

adhering to all relevant safety and labour legislation, regulations and procedures as a minimum requirement in terms of SHE performance expectations. Moreover, where appropriate and possible, we follow best international practice with regard to governance and health and safety principles.


1Compactor Vehicle

The rear-end loader, or compactor vehicle, is the most commonly used waste collection vehicle and can be seen daily throughout the country collecting domestic, restaurant, office and commercial waste. Rear-end loaders are suitable for the collection of soft compactable waste types such as paper, plastic, cardboard, offcut timber, sawdust, and food waste and other light, soft waste types. Rear-end loader containers are available in the following sizes: 240-litre wheelie bin, 2m3 REL, 6m3 REL, 12m3 REL

2Skip Vehicle

The skip loader vehicle is ideally suited for high mass, low volume applications. Waste types such as ash, gravel, builder’s rubble and refractory material are easily handled. The skip loader service is suitable for solid and liquid wastes and sludges. Containers are available in leak proof and lidded configurations, dependent on the waste application and come in 6m3 and 12m3 containers.

3 Roll-on-roll-off Vehicle

The roll-on-roll-off (“RoRo”) vehicle has the unique ability to interchange different containers for the handing of various wastes ranging from dry solids to liquid wastes and sludges. RoRo’s are generally suited for high volume and high mass waste applications. The following are the most commonly available containers and waste types handled by these vehicles:

10m3 – Builders rubble, soil, gravel, ash, stone, solid off- spec foodstuffs, paper pulp, glass, refractory and water-soiled material from fires, etc.

10m3 leak proof – Sludges, filter cake, oily waste, fruit and food wastes which produce liquid or have liquid content.

15m3 – General waste, wood waste, metal, etc.

35m3 – Most suited for high volume, low mass waste types such as paper, plastic, cardboard, fabric offcuts, wood offcuts, sawdust or a mixture of the above.

10kl slop tank – For liquid waste types such as vessel bilge oils, effluent, conservancy-contaminated fluids and used solvents.

23m3 static/combi packers – These units are installed in institutions where high waste volumes are experienced. They enable cost savings through reduced transport and disposal, due to the compaction of the waste resulting in fewer loads being transported to landfill sites for disposal. Static compactor and combi–packers are available in either RoRo or skip loader applications.

4 Fluorescent Tube Collection

The “Tubie”, as it is commonly known, is a manual crusher of fluorescent tubes and deposits the crushed glass into a 210 litre drum on which it is mounted. Once the drum is full the crusher is transferred to a new drum and the full drum is sealed, ready for collection.

5 Chemical Waste

Waste Control disposes of all general, liquid and toxic/hazardous waste in the correct, safe and environmentally-friendly way in terms of all current national, provincial and municipal legislative requirements. Waste Control is also registered on the Integrated Pollutant and Waste Information System (IPWIS).

6 Recycling

Waste Control has partnerships with SA’s top specialist recycling contractors.

7 Disaster Management

Waste Control has been at the forefront of cleaning up of natural disasters in the Western Cape. We have extensive experience in dealing with disasters caused by fires, oil spills, shipping accidents resulting in contamination of bulk products, road tanker spills and industrial accidents. As part of SA Metal Group, we have access to a wide range of industrial equipment from forklifts to excavators, which enables us to respond swiftly in the event of such an emergency.

Bin Types

(Type 2, 3, 6, 9 & 12m3)


(1 Om3 Rubble & 1 5m3 General )

(35m3 open/closed with 2 or 4 doors)

(1 Okl)

(11 m3 & 23m3)

(240 Litre)


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