Environmental Health and Safety

Our facility operates on a 25 000sqm site in an environmentally friendly manner, limiting any air, water, soil or sound contamination and produces a vital metallic raw material for reuse both domestically and for the export market.

We have concreted our processing yard and collect all run-off rainwater for reuse which has been diverted into various underground sumps and dams built around the yard. We adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993, which includes the regulation under Machinery and Occupational Safety Act 6 of 1983.

All material that arrives and leaves our facility must pass through our Radcom radiation sensors. All material over the legal limit is then reported to the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) or the Department of Health (DoH) for safe disposal.

All explosive material we receive is reported to the Bomb Squad of the SAPS and disposed of in a safe manner.

After 80 years in the recycling industry, we fully recognise the impact and opportunities that the adherence to quality principles offers us in maintaining the business objectives and economic strategy of the company, in full support of customer satisfaction.

All material purchased is destroyed from the purpose for which it was originally intended and, if required, Universal Recycling will issue a Certificate confirming the destruction. We also welcome our suppliers to witness the destruction of their material at out facility.

Universal Recycling is a licensed waste processor, with a ISO 9001 accreditation.