NATIONAL PRICING STRATEGY FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT
Title: National Environmental Management: Waste Act (59/2008): National Pricing Strategy for Waste Management
Government Gazette Notice: GN 904 in GG 40200 of 11 August 2016
Commencing date: Not yet specified
“The National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (NEMWA) directly allows for targeting of economic instruments to specific waste streams to serve as incentives or disincentives to encourage a change in behaviour towards the generation of waste and waste management by all sectors of society. The National Pricing Strategy for Waste Management is a legislative requirement of the National Environmental Management Waste Amendment Act 26 of 2014 (Waste Amendment Act) and gives effect to the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS).
NEMWA calls for an Act of Parliament to give effect to the pricing strategy, including details on determination of waste management charges and the review of these waste management charges from time to time. Section 13B(c) includes procedures for collection of charges through the national fiscal system. In line with the requirements of the Waste Amendment Act, this strategy contains guiding methodologies for the setting of waste management charges, aimed at funding the re-use, recycling or recovery of waste and for the implementation of industry waste management plans for those activities that generate specific waste streams.”