Waste management

The process of extracting ore from the ground generates large quantities of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Ensuring it is responsibly dealt with is crucial to ensuring environmental and community health.

Our policies

Each one of our mines has its own site-specific waste management plans that detail how organic, inorganic and hazardous wastes should be handled, stored, separated, recycled or disposed to ensure everything is done in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. 

Tonnes

2016

2015

2014

Tailings

16 407 312

18 497 138

17 174 516

Waste rock

82 620 763

64 382 913

86 209 131

Hazardous

6 589

7 294

6 313

General

9 569

11 379

5 065

Waste recycled

10 358

12 400

3 739

Waste to landfill

3 566

2 439

2 047

 

Sustainability report
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