Integrated Waste Management (IWM) systems combine waste streams, waste collection, treatment and disposal methods into a practical waste management system including waste prevention, recycling and composting, and combustion and disposal in properly designed, constructed, and managed landfills.
We offer the following IWM services:
How we help
In order to undertake a basic assessment or scoping, you need to appoint an independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner. We can assist you in your compliance requirements.
Integrated Waste Management Plans
We offer innovative solutions to IWM by assisting organisations to draft their integrated Waste Management Plans and also assist during the implementation and monitoring of these IWMPs. Integrated Waste Management Plans should include all aspects of the waste management hierarchy (reduce; re-use; recycle & compost; create energy; disposal).
The development of an IWMP includes:
- A situation analysis: analyse and quantify demographics; waste quantities and types; future estimates; recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal; waste collection services; available resources.
- Desired end state: identifying priorities and goals that a municipality wishes to attain with regards to its waste management.
- Identify, evaluate and select alternatives: a municipality must undertake to identify different alternatives and should indicate the different approaches that it will employ to achieve the desired end state.
- Communication and stakeholder participation: a municipality must follow a consultative process before finalising its IWMP.
- Implementation instruments: the partnerships, legislative instruments, economic instruments and a financial plan appropriate to the IWMP will be established in consultation with stakeholders.
- Approval process: each municipal council must adopt a single, inclusive and strategic plan for the development of the municipality.
- Reporting on implementation, monitoring and review: a framework by which the plan will be monitored should be developed. This should identify the tasks/ targets and roles and responsibilities in order to ensure implementation.
Waste Management Licence Applications
Waste management in South Africa is regulated through the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008. This Act and its regulations apply to companies and persons who:
- Generate waste
- Store waste
- Reuse, recycle and recover waste
- Transport waste
- Treat waste
- Dispose of waste
- Store, treat and process animal waste
- Construct, expand or decommission facilities and associated structures and infrastructure for waste management.