Offences in terms of the RLM Integrated Waste Management By-Law: Provincial Notice 105 of 2016 

Residents are reminded of an existent Council approved integrated waste management by-law which seeks to regulate the disposal of waste within the jurisdiction of the Municipality and to further ensure a clean and safe environment for all residents in line with one of the City’s key priorities.

Below is a description of offences in respect of the Council approved By-Law and applicable fines to each:

Section 42 (1)

Description of offence: Drop, throw, deposit, spill, dump or in any other way discard any litter or waste into or onto any public place, public road, road, municipal drain, land, vacant erf, stream or places other than a place allowed for by the Municipality.

Fine: R 3500.00

Section 13 (7)(a)

Description of offence: Container put out for collection contains waste that could injure the municipal employees including hot ash, unwrapped glass, etc.

Fine: R 500.00

Section 13 (7)(b)

Description of offence: Container put out for collection contains waste material of a size or nature that makes handling of the container unreasonably difficult for the municipal employees, e.g. liquid

Fine: R 500.00

Section 13 (7)(c)

Description of offence: Container put out for collection contains hazardous waste.

Fine: R 500.00

Section 13 (7)(d)

Description of offence: Waste containers placed outside premises on days that waste is not collected.

Fine: R 500.00

Section 17 (1)

Description of offence: Accumulation of waste on premises.

Fine: R 1500.00

Section 23(1)

Description of offence: Failure to appropriately dispose of building waste.

Fine: R 1800.00

Section 42(2)

Description of offence: Disposal of domestic, business or garden waste in a container provided for litter.

Fine: R 1000.00

Section 32(1) / 43

Description of offence: Burning of waste without an authorisation.

Fine: R3500

The RLM has adopted a zero-tolerance approach for inappropriate handling of waste. Residents are encouraged to report incidents of illegal dumping on 014 590 3671 /3518 to ensure that perpetrators are fined accordingly and that Rustenburg is kept clean and environment friendly for all.

 

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