The two bag system
The management of recyclable materials should be guided by national legislation and local policies, as well as a user-friendly system.
Makana Integrated Waste Management Plan: established in 2008.
2-bag system: established in March 2009 by Makana Dept of Environmental Health & Cleansing - Assistant Director (tel 046 603 6141, fax 046 622 9488, email JohanneEsterhuizen(at)makana.gov.za).
BLACK BAGS (BLUE at RU) - disposable waste
Waste management at Rhodes University
2-bag system at RU: **PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR WASTE FROM HOME TO CAMPUS**
CLEAR BAGS - recyclable materials.
BLUE BAGS - disposable waste.
Hazardous Waste: Ensure safe disposal of chemicals, e-waste, medical/pharmaceutical waste and sharps.
How the 2-bag system should work
The Municipal truck collects recycling bags together with black bags. The recycling sorters retrieve the clear plastic bags filled with recyclable materials and sort through the bags for paper/card, glass, plastic, metals, and sell these items by weight to local recycling companies.
More info: Assistant Director: Environmental Health & Cleansing, Makana Municipality: tel 046 603 6141, fax 046 622 9488, email JohanneEsterhuizen(at)makana.gov.za
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