5. Approval process

Chapter 3, Section 11 4a (ii) of the Waste Act states that each municipality must include the approved IWMP in its integrated development plan (IDP) as contemplated in chapter 5 of the Municipal System Act for approval by Council. This is to ensure that the approved IWMP is included in the municipal IDP , the goals and targets contained in the IWMP are prioritised and that Council will implement the IWMP. Further, it is also to ensure that waste management services are streamlined with other essential services such as water and sanitation, housing, and electrification.