About us

Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG is Austrias leading waste disposal and recycling company in the private sector. The enterprise employs around 3200 people in eight different countries and offers full service in disposal of and recycling of hazardous and hazard-free waste. Saubermacher is expert partner for approximately 42,000 companies and 1600 communities.

Saubermacher was founded in 1979 with the promise of making a daily contribution to an environment worth living in; a vision that has never wavered. Instead, over the last several years our vision has been supported by national and international legislation that parallels our goals.

In recent years, the waste management industry has been moving more and more towards resource management, and the reclamation of raw materials and valuable scrap from waste products is becoming increasingly important. Saubermacher goes one step further and pursues the concept of "Zero Waste": by recycling an ever higher percentage of waste, we aim to create an (almost infinite) cycle that, simply put, will lead to absolutely no waste material being left over at all.

We also offer our customers individual recycling solutions with the latest collection, sorting and processing methods so that together we can optimize both the corporate and communal aspects of waste removal.

Saubermacher is a driving force in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also called "Industry 4.0". We recognize that digitization and automation constitute a great opportunity for more individual customer service and benefits in an increasingly difficult market environment. We've been continually improving our skills and making targeted investments to be able to offer solutions taylored to the demands of our customers.

We highly value people and the environment. This is why we act responsibly, socially and ecologically and conduct highest-level research to reach our goal: a sustainable development for an environment worth living in.

Certified quality

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008

Quality management

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ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001:2004

Environmental management

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EFB certificate

EFB certificate

Specialised waste management company

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State award

State award

Coat of arms of Austria

WHP quality certificate

WHP quality certificate

Workplace health promotion

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(in German)

ISCC EU certificate

ISCC EU certificate

Sustainability and Carbon

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The Executive Board

Georg Ketzler

Georg Ketzler

Member of the Executive Board, CFO

T +43 (0) 59 800-1050
E g.ketzler@saubermacher.at

 

 

Ralf Mittermayr

Ralf Mittermayr

Speaker of the Executive Board, CMO

T +43 (0) 59 800-1040
E r.mittermayr@saubermacher.at

Gerhard Ziehenberger

Gerhard Ziehenberger

Member of the Executive Board, COO

T +43 (0) 59 800-1020
E g.ziehenberger@saubermacher.at

The Supervisory Board

Hans Roth

Hans Roth

Company Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board

 

 

Roland Pomberger

Roland Pomberger

Member of the Supervisory Board

Montanuniversität Leoben, Department of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management

Wolfgang Sauerzapf

Wolfgang Sauerzapf

Member of the Supervisory Board

Peek&Cloppenburg

Arpad Cseh

Arpad Cseh

Member of the Supervisory Board

UBS Asset Management Funds Ltd.

John Heugle

John Heugle

Member of the Supervisory Board

 

 

Saubermacher in retrospect

1979

1979

Founding under the name Roth-Umweltschutz GmbH in Gnas in eastern Styria, first disposal contracts for the surrounding municipalities

1979

1979

Strong roots for responsible growth - entrepreneur family Roth

1982

1982

Commencement of old paper collection in 107 municipalities in southern, eastern and upper Styria

1983

1983

First mobile hazardous waste collection

1984

1984

First petrol station waste disposal in Styria

1985

1985

First mobile sewage sludge processing facility

1985

1985

First hospital waste disposal in Styria

1986

1986

Introduction of the 3 bin system in Austria - separation of glass, paper and residual waste

1986

1986

First sewer flushing and pumping vehicles in Austria

1987

1987

First sewer television system in Austria

1988

1988

First fluorescent lamp recycling in Austria

1989

1989

First refrigerator disposal in Austria

1990

1990

Introduction of the trademark "Bodenschatz" for natural compost

1990

1990

Founding of Saubermacher Slovenia

1990

1990

First environment forum - meeting point for initiatives, media and committed citizens

1992

1992

Founding of Hartberger Saubermacher

1993

1993

First catering waste disposal system "Bio Refood" in Austria

1994

1994

Margret Roth - environment woman of the year

1995

1995

First specialist disposal company in Austria with the Quality Certificate ISO9002

1996

1996

Cooperation with trade and industry and the region of Styria for the collection of old electrical and electronic appliances

1996

1996

Saubermacher presents the first electric car and the first Saubermacher tram as rolling waste transport brochure in Graz

1997

1997

Founding of the Mürztaler Saubermacher

1998

1998

Old shoe collection with Stiefelkönig

1998

1998

First employee festival for all Saubermacher employees in Austria and abroad

2000

2000

Commencement of community partnership with the municipality of Mödling

2001

2001

First disposal on Mount Everest with extreme sportsman Wolfgang Fasching

2001

2001

Hans Roth named entrepreneur of the year

2002

2002

Saubermacher receives the region of Styria environmental protection prize

2003

2003

Opening of the ThermoTeam facility in Retznei

2004

2004

Commissioning of splitting facility in Vienna

2006

2006

Acquisition of the international company Rumpold with its more than 1,000 employees

2006

2006

Opening of the laboratory clug - specialist for environmental analyses

2006

2006

State honour - Saubermacher receives the National Coat of Arms

2007

2007

Saubermacher wins the EU-wide tender invitation for the "Kernraumallianz Voitsberg" ("core area alliance Voitsberg")

2007

2007

Opening of a high tech sorting facility in Graz

2008

2008

Saubermacher wins TRIGOS 2008 in the "society" category

2009

2009

Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer names Hans Roth Austria's man of the year

2009

2009

Saubermacher wins TRIGOS 2009 in the "ecology" category

2010

2010

20 years Saubermacher Slovenija

2010

2010

Opening of the e-cycling-park in Unterpremstätten

2011

2011

The successful course continues

2011

2011

Opening of the Saubermacher ECOPORT in Feldkirchen bei Graz

2011

2011

Opening of a new location in the Czech town Týn nad Vltavou

2012

2012

Horst Pirker becomes Chairman of the Executive Board

2012

2012

Saubermacher receives the Austrian state prize for environmental and energy technology

2012

2012

Saubermacher opens a research facility in Graz

2013

2013

Saubermacher starts joint venture in Abu Dhabi

2013

2013

Gerhard Ziehenberger becomes executive board member

2014

2014

Saubermacher presents the first interaktive childrend's book of the series "Sara macht sauber" (sara cleans up)

2014

2014

Saubermacher starts the project "Zero Waste"

2015

2015

Saubermacher starts into the year 2015 with the new Service App "Daheim" (which means "at home")

 

 

2015

2015

Saubermacher buys a 55% share of the german company REDUX, which is expert in recycling batteries

2015

2015

Opening of first water treatment plant in Europe for industrial wastewater that leaves no liquid waste behind

2015

2015

Start of the online shop www.wastebox.at

2016

2016

Saubermacher continues its Middle East expansion - Oman bets on austrian Know How

2016

2016

Saubermacher buys 100% of the german battery recycling company REDUX and at once opens the new site of REDUX in Offenbach