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Implementation Guide: National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act (2014)

The purpose of this document is to provide a guideline to the public on how the Department of Environmental Affairs will interpret and implement the National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 26 of 2014).  As the Waste Amendment Act is implemented and new issues emerge, the Department will provide further guidance and add to the document.  The Waste Amendment Act entered into force on 2 June 2014.


The guideline includes:

  • A definition of waste, and its interpretation;
  • An outline of when a waste licence is required;
  • An application of the Waste Act to residue deposits and residue stockpiles;
  • The preparation of Integrated Waste Management Plans;
  • Financial provisions for waste charges;
  • The establishment of a Waste Bureau; and
  • Appeals

The guideline is attached.

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