Long term waste dis­posal strat­egy


FOR the first time, the In­sti­tute of Waste Man­age­ment of South­ern Africa’s Land­fill and Waste Treat­ment In­ter­est Group will host a con­fer­ence on a work­ing land­fill site.

The Land­fill 2017 con­fer­ence at the Buf­fels­draai Re­gional Land­fill in Veru­lam on Oc­to­ber 18 will fo­cus on the in­sti­tute’s com­mit­ment to ca­pac­ity build­ing and tech­nol­ogy trans­fer in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of waste treat­ment and dis­posal.

The at­ten­dees will in­clude de­ci­sion and pol­icy mak­ers from the gov­ern­ment, the pri­vate sec­tor, prospec­tive users, aca­demics, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing with land­fill and al­ter­na­tive waste treat­ment.

The key­note ad­dress will be de­liv­ered by Kelvin Legge while Mpen­dulo Ginindza will out­line the im­pli­ca­tion of the new waste leg­is­la­tion on the re­la­tion­ship of the waste gen­er­a­tors, trans­porters and man­agers. A pa­per on de­vel­op­ing long term mu­nic­i­pal waste dis­posal strate­gies will be pre­sented by Kobus Otto and John Cle­ments.

A case study, Hous­ing over a gi­ant land­fill site as an end use – re­ally? Crazy? by Richard Emery is ex­pected to draw much de­bate. – 701198

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