CHAPTER 13 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Part 1: Littering
Prohibition of littering 89. No person may discard, dump or leave litter on any land, water surface, street, road or site to which the public has access, except in a container or at a place which has been specially indicated, provided for or set aside for such purpose.
Duties of persons in charge of public places 90. Every person, authority or Management Agency in charge of or responsible for the maintenance of a place to which the public has access must – 81 (a) ensure that adequate and suitable containers or facilities for the discarding of litter by the public, are provided at all times; and (b) within a reasonable time after litter has been discarded, dumped or left behind at that place, including the pavement adjacent to, or land situated between that place and a street, road or site used by the public to get access to such place, remove the litter
Regulations 91. The MEC may in terms of section 122 make regulations relating to – (a) the nature, design, number, provision and placing of containers for the dumping of litter; (b) the nature, design, number, contents and placing of notices in respect of the dumping of litter; (c) the removal of litter and the emptying and maintenance of containers for the dumping of litter; (d) any other facilities or methods to prevent the dumping of litter, as well as programs for the clearing away of litter; (e) the powers and duties of municipalities or government institutions to control and prevent the dumping of litter; or (f) any other matter that may be necessary to facilitate the effective implementation of this Part.
Part 2: Waste management
Regulations 92. The MEC may in terms of section 122 make regulations relating to – (a) the submission of statistics on the quantity and types of waste produced; (b) the classification of different types of waste and the handling, storage, transport and disposal of waste; (c) the location, planning and design of waste disposal sites; 82 (d) control over the management of waste disposal sites, installations and equipment; (e) the administration arrangements for the effective disposal of waste; (f) the dissemination of information to the public on effective waste disposal; or (g) any other matter that may be necessary or expedient for the effective disposal of waste for the protection of the environment.
Part 3: Noise, vibration and shock
Regulations 93. The MEC may in terms of section 122 make regulations relating to – (a) the definition of noise, vibration and shock; (b) the prevention, reduction or elimination of noise, vibration and shock; (c) the levels of noise, vibrations and shock which may not be exceeded, either in general or by specified apparatus or machinery or in specified instances or places; (d) the type of measuring instrument to be used for the determination of the levels of noise, vibration and shock, and the utilisation and calibration thereof; (e) the powers and duties of provincial departments and municipalities to control noise, vibrations and shock; or (f) any other matter that may be necessary or expedient for the effective control and combating of noise, vibration and shock.