Click on waste as a resource
rather than rubbish.
Minimise adverse environmental impacts including greenhouse gas emissions
Apply the waste management hierarchy advocated in the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS)
Align alternate waste treatment options with the National Climate Change Response Policy
This web-based guideline provides a starting point for municipalities to consider managing waste as a resource rather than as rubbish and to choose options for managing waste that minimise adverse environmental impacts including greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste activities. It is a step-by-step guide on how to apply the waste management hierarchy advocated in the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) and to align alternate waste treatment options with the National Climate Change Response (NCCR) Policy.
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Ensure your municipality's compliance with environmental and municipal legislation to satisfy the Auditor-General
Get the most value out of materials that would otherwise be dumped, or become litter
Save scarce landfill airspace by diverting waste from waste disposal sites
Enhance the spin-offs to your municipality's green economy
Raise awareness to incentivise your residents to manage their own rubbish better
Put your municipality in line for a Greenest Municipality award.
Mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from waste
Create green jobs, upskilling and business opportunities
Be eligible for available funding opportunities for sustainable green waste projects
Link collection services to alternative waste management projects, while at the same time reducing service delivery backlogs
Learn how other municipalities are implementing alternative waste options
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