Waste

           Disposal

At Kwik Skip, we’re very careful about how we dump.

We understand that different types of rubbish, refuse, and rubble have different properties, and different potential for polluting our planet - which is why we undertake to dispose of the contents of your Kwik Skip in the most environmentally friendly way possible, and with due regard for the relevant legislation, and for your concerns about green refuse removal, and green rubble removal.

Legislation

Kwik Skip disposes of all your waste in full accordance with National, Provincial, and Municipal waste management strategies and legislation.

According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, “Waste in South Africa is currently governed by means of a number of pieces of legislation,

  • The South African Constitution (Act 108 of 1996) - For an overview, Download this Constitutional Court booklet (includes the Constitution's Bill of Rights and Founding Provisions) ; or download the Constitution itself here (pdf)
  • Hazardous Substances Act (Act 5 of 1973)
  • Health Act (Act 63 of 1977)
  • Environment Conservation Act (Act 73 of 1989)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993)
  • National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998)The National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998)Municipal Structures Act (Act 117 of 1998)Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000)Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002)Air Quality Act (Act 39 of 2004)National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act 59 of 2008)National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 26 of 2014

Waste Management Act

The Waste Management Act was written “To reform the law regulating waste management in order to protect health and the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and ecological degradation and for securing ecologically sustainable development; to provide for institutional arrangements and planning matters; to provide for national norms and standards for regulating the management of waste by all spheres of government; to provide for specific waste management measures; to provide for the licensing and control of waste management activities; to provide for the remediation of contaminated land; to provide for the national waste information system; to provide for compliance and enforcement; and to provide for matters connected therewith.”

The Act is very specific in defining the different types of waste - many of which we at Kwik Skip regularly encounter:

‘General waste’ - waste that poses no immediate hazard or threat to health or the environment, and includes:
Domestic waste

  • Building and demolition waste
  • Business waste
  • Inert waste

‘Hazardous waste’ - waste that contains elements or compounds that may have a detrimental impact on health and the environment.

Waste Management : Our Duties

Whilst Kwik Skip isn’t defined as a ‘holder of waste’ under the Waste Management Act - since we don’t store waste, but rather transport it to the correct waste disposal facilities - we’re nevertheless proud corporate citizens which is why we take our duties to you as our client, and to the environment, seriously.Particularly we strive to help you to reduce, re-use, recycle, and to

  • “Ensure that the waste is treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner
  •  “Manage the waste in such a manner that it does not endanger health or the environment or cause a nuisance through noise, odour or visual impacts
  •  “Comply with any norm or standard or prescribed management practice
  •  “Eliminate any source of pollution or environmental degradation” (Source: Department of Environmental Affairs ‘General duties in respect of waste management’)

Objectives of the Waste Management Act

Some of the objectives of the Waste Management Act include protecting the health and well-being of people and the environment by providing reasonable measures for:

        • minimising the consumption of natural resources
        • avoiding and minimising the generation of waste
        • reducing, re-using, recycling and recovering waste
        • treating and safely disposing of waste
        • preventing pollution and ecological degradation
        • securing ecologically sustainable development while promoting justifiable economic and social development
        • promoting and ensuring the effective delivery of waste services
        • remediating land where contamination presents, or may present, a significant risk of harm to health or the environment
        • achieving integrated waste management reporting and planning

CONTACT US

Address : 6 Fangio Place, Westmead
Mobile : +27 84 458 0050
Email : info@kwikskip.co.za
Web: www.kwikskip.co.za