Waste Transporting


WasteREGISTRATION OF WASTE TRANSPORTERS

Companies or individuals that provide a commercial service as transporters of waste must register with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality or face a fine of R2 000.  Waste Management Fines Schedule


This is a legal requirement, in accordance with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Waste Management By-law - Chapter 3, Section 29 (1), promulgated on 24 March 2010.

THIS IS AN ONCE-OFF REGISTRATION, FREE OF CHARGE


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Definition of WASTE


"Waste” means an undesirable or superfluous by-product, emission, residue or remainder of any process or activity, any matter, gaseous, liquid or solid, or any combination thereof, which is discarded by any person;

 

 

  • or is accumulated and stored by any person with the purpose of eventually discarding it with or without prior treatment connected with to the discarding thereof;
  • or is stored by any person with the purpose of recycling, re-using or extracting a usable product from such matter, excluding water used for industrial purposes or any effluent produced by or resulting from such use that is discharged in compliance with the provisions of section 7(2) of the Water Service Act, 1997 (Act 108 of 1997);
  • any matter discharged into a septic tank or French drain sewerage system and any water or effluent contemplated by section 7(2) of the Water Services Act, 1997 (Act 108 of 1997);
  • building rubble used for filling or levelling purposes;
  • any radio-active substance discarded in compliance with the provisions of the Nuclear Energy Act, 1999 (Act No. 46 of 1999);
  • any minerals or substances produced by or resulting from activities at a mine or works, as defined in section 1 of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act 28 of 2002); and
  • ash produced by or resulting from activities at an undertaking for the generation of electricity under the provisions of the Electricity Act, 1987 (Act 41 of 1987).


Health Care WasteREGISTRATION OF HEALTH CARE WASTE TRANSPORTERS

 

Companies or individuals that provide a commercial service as Healthcare Waste Transporters must register with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. This is a legal requirement, in accordance with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Municipal Health By-law – Chapter 8, Section 29 (1) – promulgated on 24 March 2010.


THIS IS AN ONCE-OFF REGISTRATION, FREE OF CHARGE


- To register, please click here


Upon registration, Health Care Waste Transporters must take note of the duties and responsibilities of the transporters of Health Care Waste, as stated in Chapter 8, Part 3, sections 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Municipal Health By-law.


Definition of HEALTH CARE WASTE


"Healthcare waste” means waste generated by a hospital, clinic, nursing home, doctor's offices, medical laboratory, research facility, dental practitioner, medical practitioner, traditional healer, traditional surgeon and veterinarian or any other place where health care waste is generated that is infectious or potentially infectious, and includes –

 

  • microbial wastes, including wastes inclusive of cultures and stocks of infectious wastes and associated biologicals that can cause disease in humans;
  • human blood and blood products, including serum, plasma and other blood components;
  • pathological wastes of human origin, including tissues, organs and body parts removed during surgery or autopsy;
  • contaminated animal wastes, including animal carcasses, body parts and bedding which have been exposed to infectious agents during medical research, pharmaceutical testing or production of biologicals;
  • isolation wastes associated with animals or human beings known to be infected with highly communicable diseases; and
  • contaminated and uncontaminated sharps, including clinical items that can cause a cut or puncture or injection, such as needles, syringes, blades and microscope slides;
  • used medical equipment and other medical material which are capable or are reasonably likely to be capable of causing or spreading disease or causing or spreading infection, such as used surgical dressings, swabs, blood bags, laboratory waste, blood collection tubes, colostomy and other catheter bags, gloves, drip bags, administration dines and tongue depressors;
  • pharmaceutical products of which the period of use has expired or which have been contaminated or have been stored improperly or are no longer required, such as human and animal vaccines, medicine and drugs;
  • genotoxic chemical waste and radio isotopes from experimental or diagnostic work or any other source. 


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