Solid Waste: Introduction

The disposal of solid waste is primarily within the jurisdiction of municipalities and largely governed by municipal by-laws which determine the legal and administrative arrangements for collection and disposal. At the time of compiling this document, major legislation is being prepared to facilitate recycling of solid waste.

Siting of waste disposal locations is within the authority of municipalities and subject to the Planning and Building Law and Regulations as well as the National Outline Scheme for Solid Waste. Plans are underway for comprehensive solid waste legislation. In addition, the following laws are relevant.