Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG is Austrias leading waste disposal and recycling company in the private sector. The enterprise employs around 3200 people in six 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.
Montanuniversität Leoben, Department of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management
UBS Asset Management Funds Ltd.
Founding under the name Roth-Umweltschutz GmbH in Gnas in eastern Styria, first disposal contracts for the surrounding municipalities
Strong roots for responsible growth - entrepreneur family Roth
Commencement of old paper collection in 107 municipalities in southern, eastern and upper Styria
First mobile hazardous waste collection
First petrol station waste disposal in Styria
First mobile sewage sludge processing facility
First hospital waste disposal in Styria
Introduction of the 3 bin system in Austria - separation of glass, paper and residual waste
First sewer flushing and pumping vehicles in Austria
First sewer television system in Austria
First fluorescent lamp recycling in Austria
First refrigerator disposal in Austria
Introduction of the trademark "Bodenschatz" for natural compost
Founding of Saubermacher Slovenia
First environment forum - meeting point for initiatives, media and committed citizens
Founding of Hartberger Saubermacher
First catering waste disposal system "Bio Refood" in Austria
Margret Roth - environment woman of the year
First specialist disposal company in Austria with the Quality Certificate ISO9002
Cooperation with trade and industry and the region of Styria for the collection of old electrical and electronic appliances
Saubermacher presents the first electric car and the first Saubermacher tram as rolling waste transport brochure in Graz
Founding of the Mürztaler Saubermacher
Old shoe collection with Stiefelkönig
First employee festival for all Saubermacher employees in Austria and abroad
Commencement of community partnership with the municipality of Mödling
First disposal on Mount Everest with extreme sportsman Wolfgang Fasching
Hans Roth named entrepreneur of the year
Saubermacher receives the region of Styria environmental protection prize
Opening of the ThermoTeam facility in Retznei
Commissioning of splitting facility in Vienna
Acquisition of the international company Rumpold with its more than 1,000 employees
Opening of the laboratory clug - specialist for environmental analyses
State honour - Saubermacher receives the National Coat of Arms
Saubermacher wins the EU-wide tender invitation for the "Kernraumallianz Voitsberg" ("core area alliance Voitsberg")
Opening of a high tech sorting facility in Graz
Saubermacher wins TRIGOS 2008 in the "society" category
Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer names Hans Roth Austria's man of the year
Saubermacher wins TRIGOS 2009 in the "ecology" category
20 years Saubermacher Slovenija
Opening of the e-cycling-park in Unterpremstätten
The successful course continues
Opening of the Saubermacher ECOPORT in Feldkirchen bei Graz
Opening of a new location in the Czech town Týn nad Vltavou
Horst Pirker becomes Chairman of the Executive Board
Saubermacher receives the Austrian state prize for environmental and energy technology
Saubermacher opens a research facility in Graz
Saubermacher starts joint venture in Abu Dhabi
Gerhard Ziehenberger becomes executive board member
Saubermacher starts a "Public Private Partnership" with the city Stockerau
Saubermacher presents the first interaktive childrend's book of the series "Sara macht sauber" (sara cleans up)
Saubermacher starts the project "Zero Waste"
Saubermacher starts into the year 2015 with the new Service App "Daheim" (which means "at home")
Saubermacher buys a 55% share of the german company REDUX, which is expert in recycling batteries
Opening of first water treatment plant in Europe for industrial wastewater that leaves no liquid waste behind
Start of the online shop www.wastebox.at
Saubermacher buys 100% of the german battery recycling company REDUX and at once opens the new site of REDUX in Offenbach
Digital disruption: a new app from Saubermacher is revolutionising the waste management industry.
Saubermacher celebrates the 1st International Waste Management Day in Feldkirchen bei Graz.
Our company opens a new recycling center in Kidriicevo, Slovenia.
Saubermacher wins the Energy Globe STYRIA AWARD 2017.
Saubermacher wins the first price at GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark).
An investment for the environment: Saubermacher opens a modern toxic waste treatment centre in Vienna.
The new federal environment minister Elisabeth Köstinger visits Saubermacher at the Ecoport.
Since 2003 Saubermacher and ThermoTeam produced around 1 million tons of substitute fuel.
The relaunch of the service app "Daheim" brings many advantages for local communities.
Global resource management company Veolia introduces the app wastebox.biz developed by Austrian Saubermacher AG for the first time in Germany
Saubermacher opens new high-tech recycling plant for lithium-ion batteries in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Saubermacher opens new recycling plant for refrigeration units in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic.
GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) honors Saubermacher as the world's most sustainable waste disposal company.
The EU Environment Ministers visit Saubermacher to inform themselves about innovative processing operations and digital solutions in the recycling business.