Waste Exclusion Regulations Set Down

Department of Environmental Affairs

Waste Exclusion Regulations are in place.

The Regulations Regarding the Exclusion of a Waste Stream or a Portion of a Waste Stream from the Definition of Waste flow from the National Environmental Management: Waste Act of 2008.

Published in Government Gazette 41777, the regulations set down the manner in which applications for the exclusion of a waste stream or portion of a waste stream for beneficial use from the definition of waste are to be submitted.

The regulations also exclude permitted uses of a waste stream or a portion of waste stream from the definition of waste and promote diversion of waste from landfill disposal to its beneficial use.

The regulations focus on application for exclusion of waste including persons who may apply for exclusion, application for exclusion of a waste stream or portion of a waste stream from the definition of waste, criteria for exclusion of a waste stream or portion of a waste stream from the definition of waste, elements of the risk assessment, contents of the risk management plan, reporting and register of waste streams excluded from the definition of waste.

If applications are granted, a notice must be gazetted indicating the exclusion of a waste stream or a portion of a waste stream from the definition of waste.

Excluded waste streams must be managed in terms of a risk management plan.

Comment was sought on the draft regulations in January 2018.

The regulations came into effect on the date of publication.

Sabinet Cape Town Office