National Solid Waste Management Strategy

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Environmental Council of Zambia

National Solid Waste Management Strategy for Zambia

September 2004

TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Tables Abbreviations 1.0 iii vi 1 vii

Acknowledgements

Introduction to the strategy

1.1 BACKGROUND .................................................................................................................................................. 1 1.2 THE OPERATIONAL LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OF THE STRATEGY ............................................ 2 1.2.1 Waste management Regulations.............................................................................................................. 2 1.2.2 Hazardous Waste Management Regulations .......................................................................................... 2 1.2.3 Other Supporting pieces of legislation .............................................................................................. 3 1.2.4 International Conventions related to Waste Management................................................................ 3 2.0 An overview of the current status of waste management 4 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3.1 2.4 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 DOMESTIC WASTE ................................................................................................................................... 4 COMMERCIAL WASTE .............................................................................................................................. 4 INDUSTRIAL WASTE................................................................................................................................. 4 Mine Waste ......................................................................................................................................... 5 HAZARDOUS WASTE ................................................................................................................................ 5 Health Care Waste ............................................................................................................................. 6 6 Other Hazardous Waste Streams....................................................................................................... 7

Agricultural Waste

3.0 The National Solid Waste Management Strategy 7 3.1 THE NEED FOR THE STRATEGY.......................................................................................................................... 7 3.2 VISION OF THE STRATEGY ................................................................................................................................ 7 3.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ............................................ 8 3.4 SCOPE ...................................................................................................................................................... 8 4.0 Components of the Strategy 9 4.1 WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ................................................... ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED. 4.3 GENERAL ACTIONS AND MEASURES .............................................................................................................. 10 4.3.1 Waste minimisation .......................................................................................................................... 10 4.3.2 Waste generation.............................................................................................................................. 11 4.3.3 Storage.............................................................................................................................................. 11 4.3.4 Collection and Transportation......................................................................................................... 12 4.3.5 Recycling/Re-use .............................................................................................................................. 12 4.3.6 Waste pre-treatment and treatment...
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