The National Waste Management Strategy Home page

Welcome! This site is an initiative of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). It is intended to provide an opportunity for members of the public, businesses, consumer groups, NGOs and other civil organisations to provide feedback and input into the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) as it is developed.

Waste Management is one of the most significant challenges facing us as a country, and government is committed to tackling the problem effectively. Waste and pollution form a serious threat to human health and the integrity of the environment. Everyone has a role to play in waste management, and this is your opportunity to become informed on the topic and make your voice heard.

The National Waste Management Strategy, as prescribed by the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act no. 59 of 2008), has been drafted, gazetted and released for public comment. DEA would appreciate your comments on the strategy. To comment online, please register or login. Comments may be submitted up until 10th August 2010.