Why is it so important for me to sort the very small amount of waste I generate? What difference can I make on my own?
The ultimate aim of South Africa’s Integrated Waste Management Policy is to greatly reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
The first step is to change how every resident thinks about waste.
Separation at source is the key.
If every citizen and every industry engages in what is essentially a self-serving, financially rewarding, form of self-regulation - everyone wins in the battle to protect our environment. What is waste minimisation?
The ultimate aim of the By-law
is to reduce the volumes of waste that are sent to landfills. This is also called ‘minimising’ waste or the generation of waste.
The new By-law
regulates waste generation and waste minimisation measures such as recycling and waste recovery.
Less waste is good for everyone, including the environment.
Less waste also costs less. What is a waste minimisation club?
A group of persons, typically residing in a high density residential or office building, or a multi-property cluster residential or business development, that have an agreement approved by the Director in terms of this By-law to minimise waste in exchange for a lower tariff according to an integrated waste management plan. How do we establish formal waste minimisation clubs in communities or businesses?
Any group of persons residing in a high density or a multi-property cluster development (residential or office) can start a waste minimisation club. (WMC)
The WMC must apply to the Director for special dispensation as an enhanced service associated with waste and must also submit an integrated waste management plan in writing to the Director for approval together with any other requested application.
If approved, the WMC must comply with the terms and conditions set out by the Director for the generation, minimisation, storage, collection and disposal of waste.