Waste Management


Waste is a costly item in any business. According to the new Waste Act, of 2008 and the Waste Management Regulations, companies may be held accountable for the disposal of waste that will effect public health and the environment. This places a great deal of responsibility on any business, and it is important to gain an understanding of the impact of these requirements. Attend our three day Master Class to learn more about the laws related to Waste, the developing of an effective Waste Management Plan and the positive impact your company can make.

Who Should Attend?

  • National and Local Authority Managers
  • CEO’s And Board Members
  • Business Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • SHEQ Managers


Program Outline

Day 1 – Registration and welcome – 08:00 to 08:30

During the first day we will introduce the legal framework and the classification of Waste in line with the National Waste Management Strategy. We investigate the role of the State and the licensing of Waste Management Facilities.

  • Session 1 – 08:30 to 09:30 – The Legal Framework of Waste Management in South Africa
    • The Waste Act
      • We take a brief look at this Act and how it applies to business operations in the overall performance of the waste management team.
      • We discuss the various permits and authorisations needed.
    • Principles of Waste Management
      • We look at the four principles of waste management and how each can be incorporated into Waste Management Plans
      • We analyse the design development process and identify the role players involved
      • We take a deeper look in the design risk management function of waste management


  • Session 2 – 09:35 to 10:15 – The Classification & Management of Waste
    • The Main classes of Waste in industry
      • We take a look at the classification of waste into the main types
      • We look at the health hazards associated with each class of waste
      • We discuss the impact on the environment
    • Tea Break
    • Session 3 – 10:45 to 12:30 – The Waste Management Team
      • The role of the State
        • We take a look at the duty of state organs in compliance with the Waste Act
        • We discuss the impact of local regulations on business enterprises
        • We look at the role of the Waste Management Industry
      • Waste Management
        • We discuss the development of waste management plans
        • We take an in-depth look at the principle of waste reduction
        • We investigate options for waste recycling
        • We look at the various channels of waste disposal


  • Lunch & Networking


  • Session 4 – 13:30 to 15:30 – Licence Applications
    • Category A Waste
      • We investigate the types of Category A waste treatment activities
      • We look at the process to apply for a operating license
      • We look at the key considerations in preparing an application


Day 2 – Welcoming & Recap – 08:00 to 08:30

During day 2 we will look at legal requirements of the National Environmental Management Act on the Waste Management Industry and the role of employers related to Waste management Practices. We interrogate the new Waste Information Management Regulations and discuss the strategic direction to benefit from these changes

  • Session 5 – 08:30 to 09:15 – Environmental Impact Assessments
    • Category B Waste
      • We investigate the types of Category B waste treatment activities
      • We look at the process to apply for a operating license
      • We look at the key considerations in preparing an application


  • Session 6 – 09:30 to 10:15 – Waste Information Management
    • The National Waste Information Regulations
      • We look at the implications of the regulations
      • We identify the role of registered persons
      • We analyse the information that will be collected.


  • Tea break


  • Session 7 – 10:45 to 12:30 – General Duties of Employers
    • Health & Safety Management Practices
      • We look at current management practices and how it assists in Waste management
      • We look at the various regulations that has a waste management element
      • We identify specific types of waste included in these regulations
    • The Construction Regulations
      • We look at the implications of the regulations
      • We discuss the role of Construction Site Managers
      • We discuss Construction Waste Management Plans
    • Other laws that impacts on waste management
      • We investigate the requirements of other acts
      • We analyse the common requirements and
      • Discuss an integrated waste management strategy
    • Lunch Break
    • Session 8 – 13:30 to 15:30 – Cost saving benefits
      • Waste Reduction
        • We identify Consumer Waste
        • We look at the financial impacts of Consumer waste
        • We discuss strategies to minimise waste generation
      • Waste Recovery
        • We look at current research and strategic opportunities within the Waste Management Industry
        • We explore avenues for the recovery of resources like energy and minerals from waste materials