Simple solutions for composting





Bergrivier municipality in South-Africa runs a programme called "Garbage and waste as an opportunity".

Garbage and waste as an opportunity

in South Africa


From April 23 to May 2, 2019, Exchange expert Myriam de Munter was in Bergrivier Municipality to support the Waste Management programme in Bergrivier Municipality in terms of "composting". Enormous quantities of organic waste must be processed. During her time in South Africa Myriam looked at which simple solutions can be implemented immediately and how the Waste Ambassadors and small SMMEs can be involved in the composting process.

During the stay of expert Myriam De Munter, composting was started on the site in Velddrif and a person in charge of coordinating and supervising the activities of the Waste Ambassadors was appointed. To ensure proper follow-up, a drone is also used to visualize the evolution on the Velddrif site. Technology and sustainability meet again!

In the slightly longer term, after finding a new composting location, the old landfill site will be closed and all organic waste will be transported to the new location where it will be composted by a contractor. Waste Ambassadors are given the opportunity to set up their own SMME with support from Bergrivier Municipality (Local Economic Development (LED) Department).


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