National Environmental Management: Waste Bill

National Environmental Management: Waste Bill

Storage of General Waste

22. (1) Any person who generates waste that is collected by a municipality must place the waste in a container approved, designated or provided by the municipality for that purpose and in a location approved or authorized by the municipality.

(2) Waste that is reusable, recyclable or recoverable and that is intended to be reduced, re-used, recycled or recovered in accordance with this act or any applicable by laws need not be placed in a container contemplated in section (1)

Waste Collection Services

23. (1) Waste collection services are subject to-

(a)the need for an equitable allocation of such services to all people in a municipal area;

(b) the obligation of persons utilizing the service to pay any applicable charges;

(c) the right of a municipality to limit the provision of general waste collection services if there is a failure to comply with reasonable conditions set for the provision of services, but where the municipality takes action to limit the provision of services, the limitation must not pose a risk to health or the environment; and

(d) the right of a municipality to differentiate between categories of users and geographical areaswhen setting service standards and levels of service for the provision of municipal services.

(2)Every municipality must, subject to this Act,and as far as is reasonably possible, provide containers or receptacles for the collection of recyclable waste that are accessible to the public

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