Before anything else, SORPA is driven to ensure that such services are provided at the lowest possible cost, both to the environment and financially.
Working to achieve unrivalled levels of social responsibility in this way, the organisation has continued to face and overcome all kinds of waste management challenges, remaining reliable and reputable throughout its illustrious history.
In particular, the firm’s emphasis on flexibility and efficiency has been crucial to its success, as Halldórsson explains: “Good planning, the implementation of an effective quality control system and our esteemed workforce have collectively been key to our continued success.
“We continually analyse our existing operations in the aim of expanding our capacity, something that was introduced to great effect with one of our recent restructuring processes.
“Whilst almost all of the heavy equipment we use is owned and operated by contractors, we recognise in certain instances that it can be more economical to manage these ourselves – something we have begun to do in our receiving station.”
Taking this approach, SORPA has become the owner of industry-centric heavy equipment that runs solely on
Having become synonymous with progression since its inception, SORPA aims to continue expanding and promoting sustainable waste management throughout the entire country.
Standing as a prime example of these efforts, the firm is currently building a combined biogas and composting plant that will allow it to handle greater amounts of municipal waste, primarily waste generated from households. Moreover, the facility will produce fertilisers and compost that can be used to fight erosion in Iceland, advancing biodiversity, bolstering nutrition recycling and improving air quality, amongst other things.
Once complete, the facility will have the equivalent impact in CO2 emission terms as of removing 36,000 vehicles off the country’s roads.