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About us

S.A. Waste Management Pty. Ltd. (SAWM) was founded and developed by executive directors Robert Rodato and Raymond Valentini. SAWM is a specialist waste transfer and recycling management company with a history of genuine and consistent commitment to resource recovery by way of recycling and is a market leader in green waste treatment, concrete crushing and waste bin services.

The directors of SAWM have been involved in the waste industry for more than thirty years and together they manage the strategic and day to day operations. The company, which bases its operations in South Australia, is proudly South Australian and currently employ 60 South Australian staff.

SAWM is environmentally conscious, proven by its unblemished record and excellent rapport with the E.P.A. SAWM offers a range of waste management solutions and services to Local Government and private industry.

The company’s growth and success is attributed to Robert & Ray’s ‘hands on’ approach to running the business. Working closely with their staff and maintaining close contact with their customer base.

S.A. Waste Management Pty. Ltd. (SAWM) commenced its development providing specialist waste collection services to households and the construction industry.

In 1990 the principals established a transfer station in the southern area of Adelaide. Trading as Lonsdale Waste & Recycling Depot, the transfer station set new standards for waste management and disposal and was an immediate success. Within twelve months it was necessary to double the on-site waste handling capacity.

In 1992 a second company was incorporated (Adelaide Vegetation Mulching Services Pty. Ltd.). This company was incorporated to handle the vegetation waste problem in S.A. After extensive travel around Australia investigating plant and procedures, an industrial tub grinder was imported from U.S.A. and an excellent service was put in place, handling most of the mobile mulching requirements of South Australia.

In 1997 Southern Secondhand Salvage was licensed and a salvage yard and shedding were established. Over an acre of land has been allocated to provide a direct sales outlet to the general public for secondhand and salvage goods.

In 1997 an application for a composting licence was made. An E.P.A. approved licence for the composting of green organics was granted in 1998. The licence is for the treatment and composting of green waste on a location at Liston Road, Lonsdale.

Concrete crushing recycling was established in 1997.

In 1999 SAWM launched its new arm of waste bin services. The business has continued to experience strong growth where now we can cater for a large cross section of consumer demands for waste removal.The Directors, Raymond Valentini and Robert Rodato, insist on the maintenance of good business practices and the development of strong business relationships as a core value of their enterprise.

In 2006 SAWM made the acquisition of Welland Waste and Recycling Depot and Adelaide Mini Bins. Bin service and operations moved to the new site at Welland. This acquisition strengthened SAWM’s position in the market by allowing greater volume and capacity for resource recovery and providing a central location, cutting, dispatch and delivery trucks for easier truck movement providing our customers with a quicker, more efficient service.

We have developed expertise in all aspects of resource recovery, waste minimisation, and waste management and have spent many years developing this detailed understanding of the industry and building networks of industry practitioners.