Waste Management

According to the NWIB1, South Africa generated 108 million tonnes of waste in 2011, with only 10% recycled and up to 90% Landfilled. In order to design and implement suitable solutions that speak to our customer’s strategic priorities (revenue growth, cost containment, compliance management, sustainability, profitability, brand enhancement, key stakeholder KPI’s – e.g. shareholders/ employees/ customers/etc.), Apple Green undertakes a comprehensive assessment of the following:

  • Buildings/site locations

  • Business activity is undertaken on site

  • Types of waste generated from the site

  • Current methods of management (Separation/ Recycling/ Reuse/ Disposal/etc.)

  • Compliance Matrix (NEMWA Act and related legislation (Municipal by-laws etc.), 

  • Food & Hazardous waste disposal certification/percentage landfill disposal / etc.)

The correct identification and classification of waste generated and typical sources, as well as the appropriate handling and disposal across the value chain, are critical to the success of initiatives to minimise waste disposal to landfill. The objective is the selection of the appropriate waste handling methodologies, waste treatment process and technology in order to reduce the client’s carbon footprint and associated costs as well as taking steps towards achieving the organisation's strategic sustainability imperatives through waste beneficiation as illustrated below.

Zero Food Waste Solutions

Apple Green has developed a solution to divert all organic waste material from landfill disposal through the use of patented technology and waste beneficiation to compost as illustrated below.


Benefits to our customers of the Zero Food Waste to landfill solution include the following:


Environmental Benefits


  • Compliance to Legislation (climate change-related package of the DEA including –NEMWA; Carbon Tax Bill; Air Quality Act/ etc.)

  • Eliminate onsite Odours from food waste (on or offsite)

  • SHERQ compliance – eliminates rodents & pests (birds/ insects/etc.) onsite

  • Reduce waste to landfill and associated emissions 

Economic Benefits

  • Cost-effective solution to the disposal of food waste (Landfill rates estimated at 

  • R5,000 per ton for certified food disposal)

  • Zero Food Waste to Landfill Certification

  • Lower Carbon Tax liability

  • Produce high-quality Organic Compost (no chemicals or additives)


Renewable Energy

Waste to Energy

Solar Energy

Waste Derived Fuel
(Tyres / Plastic/


Emissions Assessment & Consulting

Carbon Footprint

Assessments & Reporting

Environmental Training
& Consulting (Education and Awareness)

Carbon Footprint Assessment We further undertake carbon footprint assessments of our customer’s entire operational footprint according to the following methods and standards:

Green House Gas Accounting protocol

Relevance / Completeness / Consistency / Transparency / Accuracy

Scope 1/2/3 Activities

Recommendations to achieve net zero emissions

Apple Green Follows a 6 step methodology in the carbon footprint assessment process:

The Carbon Footprint Workshop
Identify Boundaries
Identify Emissions Sources
Collect Emission Source Data
The Carbon Footprint Workshop
Report on the Footprint

Waste Water Management

Waste to Energy

Solar Energy

Waste Derived Fuel (Tyres / Plastic)


Tel: 086 11 APPLE/086 11 27753

Fax: 0866383810

Email: info@applegreen.co.za

Block 2 Unit 51

Riversands Commercial Park

Midrand, South Africa

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