26. Prohibition of unauthorised disposal

  1. No person may-
    1. dispose of waste, or knowingly or negligently cause or permit waste to be disposed of, in or on any land, waterbody or at any facility unless the disposal of that waste is authorised by law; or
    2. dispose of waste in a manner that is likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm to health and well-being.
  2. Subsection (1) need not be complied with if-
    1. the waste was generated as a result of normal household activities and-
      1. the municipality does not render a waste collection service in that area; and
      2. the most environmentally and economically feasible option for the management of the waste was adopted; or
    2. the disposal of the waste was done to protect human life or as a result of an emergency beyond that person's control.