South Africa

Permits needed soon to dump more than 1 tonne at Tshwane waste sites

From next week, anyone with more than 1 tonne (1 000kg) of waste will not be able to dispose of it at Tshwane metro waste disposal facilities without a permit.

Private residents maintaining their gardens and generating waste materials of less than a tonne once a week are not required to apply for the permit and can access these facilities free of charge.

This was according to metro spokesperson Lindela Mashigo.

Mashigo said the implementation of the no-permit, no-entry at the metro’s waste disposal facilities was part of the municipality’s regulatory framework.

“This aims to ensure rules are followed and that waste is treated sustainably,” he added.

According to the city’s waste management, all transporters of waste operating within the authority of the metro should apply for a waste transportation permit that is renewable annually from the date of application, in line with approved prices.

As a result, the metro’s trash disposal facilities will be able to operate and manage waste more effectively, and the volume of waste that enters the city will be properly controlled and managed.

Mashigo said for those who have not yet applied for any permits, application forms are available at the metro’s garden refuse sites, transfer stations and landfill sites or on the metro’s website

They can also be sent via email at [email protected]

Once an application has been approved, the permit disc must be clearly displayed on the vehicle as per the provisions of the by-law.

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