n IMIESA - Overview of waste management in South Africa : solid waste




Legislation dealing with waste management has, in the past, been very fragmented and in the last decade has evolved to where we now have the new Waste Act, the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (No. 59 of 2008), which came into effect in July 2010, and the new National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS), which has been out for comment and is now in the process of being finalised. As a result of this process, there have been a number of initiatives put in place by the Department of Environmental Affairs, such as developing new standards and regulations.


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