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Apply for a special waste permit<h2 class="sectHeading">How to apply​​​​​​</h2><p> <strong>​​​​​​​Step 1: </strong>Download and complete the <a href="" target="_blank">Waste Generator Application Form</a>.</p><p> <strong>Step 2: </strong>Contact the City's <a href="">Scientific Services Branch</a>. Our departmental representative will assist you with the disposal process.</p><h4>Melani Traut</h4><p> <em>Telephone: <br> <a>021 444 9156</a></em></p><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> We do not accept any liquid waste or waste with a moisture content of more than 40%.</p></div></div><p> <strong>Step 3: </strong>Submit the following at the Athlone Wastewater Treatment Plant, located off Jan Smuts Drive in Athlone:</p><ul><li>A sample of your waste for analysis, </li><li>your completed waste generator application form,</li><li>a completed <a href="" target="_blank">Vissershok (VH) Waste Disposal Form</a>, and </li><li>a material safety data sheet (if required).</li></ul><p>If your application is approved, the authorised application form will be processed and you will receive a VH number (for our Vissershok disposal facility) which allows you to request a disposal permit.</p><p>The VH number is valid for a year from the date of approval.</p><p> <strong>Step 4: </strong>Request a disposal permit from our departmental representative.</p><h4>Monique Balie</h4><p> <em>Telephone: <br> <a>021 487 2479</a></em></p><p>A quotation for the permit will be emailed to you - you can pay the quotation fee at any of our  <a href="">Walk-in Centres</a> or via EFT.</p><p>Once the permit has been approved, collect it at the following address:</p><p> <em>Phoenix House</em><br><em>4 Glen Roy Road</em><br><em>Pinelands</em><br><em>Cape Town</em></p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info remember">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Remember</h4><p> Bring along your proof of payment when you collect your permit.</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Registration for hazardous waste generators</h2><p>Depending on the nature of your waste disposal request, Scientific Services may require you to register as a waste generator with the Western Cape <a href="" target="_blank">Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) <i class="icon link-external"></i></a> via the Integrated Pollutant and Waste Information System (IPWIS) as well as with the City's <a href="">Solid Waste Management Department</a>.</p><p> <strong>Who needs to register?</strong></p><ul><li>Waste generators (>20 kg of hazardous waste per day)</li><li>Waste recovery or recycling companies (>10 tons of general waste per day / >3 tons of general waste per day / >500 kg of hazardous waste per day / >500m<sup><font size="2">2</font></sup> of operational area)</li><li>Waste treatment facilities (>10 tons of general waste per day / >500 kg of hazardous waste per day / any quantity of healthcare risk waste)</li><li>Waste disposal companies (>200m<sup>2 </sup>of general waste to land / any quantity of hazardous waste to land)</li><li>Hazardous waste exporters</li></ul><p>You can find out how to register by visiting <a href="" target="_blank">IPWIS<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> and clicking on 'help' to view the guide. </p><p>Once you have registered with <a href="" target="_blank">IPWIS<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>, and your information has been verified by the <a href="" target="_blank">DEA&DP</a><i class="icon link-external"></i>, you will receive an email notification containing your registration certificate and the WIR (Waste Information Registration) number.</p><p>Special waste permit requests will only be awarded if you have obtained the VH and/or the WIR numbers, as required.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us</h2><h4>Call Centre</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>0860 103 089</a><br><br> Email:<br><a href=""></a> </em>​​​​​​​</p>GP0|#fe449635-7a0f-4bda-acd0-69ce5e06d157;L0|#0fe449635-7a0f-4bda-acd0-69ce5e06d157|Business and trade;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#4fafd405-ee2c-4ec8-87ee-79828064c3d1;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4You will need to apply for a special waste permit to dispose of waste that requires special treatment.0



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