In­ter­waste Wyn­berg

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The Wyn­berg de­pot is a func­tion­ing trans­fer sta­tion, reg­is­tered in terms of the ap­pli­ca­ble Na­tional Norms and Stan­dards, that serves the sur­round­ing com­mu­nity.

Ini­tially, spo­radic com­plaints re­gard­ing odours were re­ceived from neigh­bours di­rectly ad­ja­cent to the site. Al­though air qual­ity mon­i­tor­ing re­sults in­di­cated that ap­pli­ca­ble air qual­ity thresh­olds were not be­ing breached, in the best in­ter­ests of the sur­round­ing busi­nesses and com­mu­nity, In­ter­waste took steps to mit­i­gate against po­ten­tial nui­sance odours. The site there­fore only ac­cepts mu­nic­i­pal solid waste and dry in­dus­trial wastes, which is only loaded for bulk trans­port af­ter nor­mal busi­ness hours. The site is cleared and cleaned overnight in prepa­ra­tion for the next day.

Ad­di­tional pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures em­ployed by In­ter­waste in­clude the in­stal­la­tion and op­er­a­tion of an odour cure sys­tem which func­tions on a “24/7” ba­sis. Mod­i­fi­ca­tions have also been made to the trans­fer sta­tion shed, in order to con­tain po­ten­tial odours.

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