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WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICE

Background

This service is offered at Gamodubu Regional Landfill which is along Gaborone – Molepolole Road. It is about 30 km from Gaborone and 15 km from Molepolole. The landfill receives waste from Gaborone, Tlokweng, Mogoditshane and Molepolole. Waste generated at Letlhakeng Sub District is disposed of at satellite dumping sites.

 b. Type of waste accepted at the landfill

The landfill which is 80 hectares, receives various waste streams and are as follows (with tariffs):

                                                                                                                        

 

Cost

 

  • Health care waste                                                                                                                    P30.00/kg

 

  • Pharmaceutical waste   

P30.00/kg

 

  • Food animal products (poultry waste, saw dust and yeast)                       P1.00/kg

 

  • Abattoir sludge                                                                                 P5.00/kg

 

  • Soil material (to be used as cover material)                                  Free

 

  • Domestic waste (<1000 kg/1ton)                                 

  Free (for individual only)

 

  • Domestic waste (>1000 kg/1 ton)                                                        P40.00/ton

 

  • Commercial/Industrial waste                                                    P40.00/ton

 

  • Confidential documents                                                             P40.00/ton

 

  • Garden waste                                                                             P60.00/ton

 

  • Scrap metal                                                                                P60.00/ton

 

  • Used tyres                                                                                  P50.00/ton

 

  • Condemned foodstuffs                                                               P20.00/ton      

 

The following waste stream is not accepted at the landfill:

§  Construction and Demolition waste (to be disposed of at burrow pits)

§  Hazardous waste (used oil, chemicals, paints etc)

 

 

c. Payment

Waste haulers are billed at the end of each month and payments are made at Mogoditshane and Molepolole revenue offices. The client must thereafter submit the receipts at the landfill to show proof that payment was done for respective month. Defaulters are blacklisted after series of reminders.

 

d. Process

The process at the landfill is as thus:

 

Step 1: The vehicle stops at the security personnel for registration of individual/company details

 

Step 2: Waste hauler then proceed to weigh bridge 1 where company name, registration number and type of waste carried, are electronically captured (Gross mass). The vehicle is then informed about the appropriate area to transport such waste.

 

Step 3: The waste hauler then offload the waste as directed by the worker at respective disposal area.

 

Step 4: After off loading, the vehicle then proceed to weigh bridge 2 where the tare mass is captured. Print out is then issued to customer upon request.

 

Step 5: The waste hauler is then signaled to go through the weighbridge and back to departure place.

 

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