Solid Waste Management
|Manager Position / Job Description :||Manager Solid Waste Management|
|Name of Manager :||Mr. G Slingers|
|Contact number :||023 616 8000|
Duties & Responsibilities
• Overseeing waste management schemes, such as at landfill sites.• Supervising the transportation of waste to ensure that it takes place efficiently without contaminating air, land or water sources. • Assisting with the development, promotion and implementation of new waste disposal schemes. • Ensuring compliance with current legislation in the transportation, handling and disposal of waste. • Formulating and controlling the budget for Solid waste department. • Collating statistics and compiling reports often to strict deadlines.• Monitoring the quality and performance of waste services, including contract management of external providers.• Assisting with the development of information and promotional materials.• Aiming to meet waste reduction and recycling targets. • Dealing with enquiries and complaints from members of the public both in person and by phone or email.• Investigating and following up claims of the illegal dumping of waste and working with other waste regulation enforcement staff.• Consulting with residents, community groups, councillors, housing associations and traders' associations about waste management issues, identifying their requirements and providing appropriate solutions. • Developing research projects and contributing to the activities of national groups concerned with waste management.
Vision and Objectives of Department
The following are performed as core functions:
A two bag system is implemented. Collection of clear recycable item bags and black bags or 240 litre mobile bin
from the kerbsides of residential areas and kerbside collection from commercial & industrial areas.
The Municipal staff sweep up and clean streets in selected residential areas, CBD.
Street sweepers also empty pole bins and other public litter bins.
Transfer stations in Robertson, McGregor and Montagu.
Separation at Source collected separately in clear bags. Material Recovery Facility at Ashton Landfill site.
Langeberg Municipality ensure that the collected waste is reduced at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) where recyclable materials are recovered from the collected wastes so that only material of no value is forwarded for landfilling.
Composting of garden waste at a centralised Plant Chipping of Green waste at the Robertson Compost Facility
Haulage of waste by road in 30m³ containers from transfer stations to Ashton landfill site.
Langeberg Municipality develop a public awareness and education campaign, putting special emphasis on waste avoidance and reduction at source.