The short answer to the question above is 'no'.
Here's a further explanation…
The following waste activities must be licensed
The Health & Safety Advisor explains that government notice 718 (published on 3 July 2009) lists activities that must be licensed according to the National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEMWA).
Here are some good examples of when you'll need to licence your waste activities
Category 1: You'll need a licence if you do the following:
Note: A basic Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required as part of your application.
Category 2: If you do the following, you'll also need to do a full EIA as part of your application for a licence. This applies to companies that for example:
You must get your licence from the Environmental Affairs Minister or the MEC. They must:
Bear in mind that as a holder of a waste management licence, you may be required to appoint waste management control officers.
These officers' responsibilities include developing and introducing clean production technologies and practices to ensure waste reduction. They're also required to monitor waste activities regularly and ensure that your company is always compliant.
The Health & Safety Advisor adds that this appointment may only be necessary if you have a large company and there are various sections of the Act that your company must comply with.
Now that you know the type of waste activities that must be licensed, make sure you comply.
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