23. Waste collection services

  1. Waste collection services are subject to-
    1. the need for an equitable allocation of such services to all people in a municipal area;
    2. the obligation of persons utilising the service to pay any applicable charges;
    3. the right of a municipality to limit the provision of general waste collection services if there is a failure to comply with reasonable conditions set for the provision of such services, but where the municipality takes action to limit the provision of services, the limitation must not pose a risk to health or the environment; and
    4. the right of a municipality to differentiate between categories of users and geographical areas when setting service standards and levels of service for the provision of municipal services.
  2. Every municipality must, subject to this Act, and as far as is reasonably possible, provide containers or receptacles for the collection of recyclable waste that are accessible to the public.