Collection and Transport Interest Group

Who are we?

Waste collection and transport encompasses diverse and complementary disciplines and as such our scope of interest includes various aspects of waste management including:

Collection techniques, Equipment, Transport, Economics, Transfer stations, Recycling, Environment, Human resources, Safety, Legislation and Regulation.

Our objectives:

It is this Interest Group’s objective to:

  • Facilitate the exchange of information on all aspects relating to waste collection and transport.
  • Provide a forum for interaction thereby enabling the sharing of experiences and knowledge both on a formal and informal basis.
  • Create awareness of a vital element of waste management and to encourage better practices through the promotion of improved techniques and maintenance procedures and the introduction to new equipment.

Our activities:

  • To promote an interest and awareness in waste collection, transfer and transport.
  • To organise and hold meetings, workshops, seminars, competitions, technical tours, training courses and discussions in order to promote waste collection and transport.
  • To initiate a newsletter and database to encourage communication and information exchange between members.
  • To organise equipment expositions and plan and conduct relevant technical sessions for IWM national events such as the WasteCon biennial conferences.
  • To carry out research and literature searches to obtain latest information available.
  • To provide technical support and a source of information thereby assisting members to identify and solve problems to achieve best available practice.
  • To influence legislation and standards and provide input into town planning and service delivery when appropriate.
  • To establish relationships with groups with similar interests both locally and internationally.

Past Events

Composting and Soil Rehabilitation - Site visit to Corona/Reliance Farm, Paarl | 15 October 2015

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Standardisation Workshop | July 2013

The merits for developing specific guidelines for the standardization of large, bulk, containerized waste handling systems were covered at the workshop. Persons representing manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, waste practitioners, consultants and municipal officials from various centres around South Africa attended and contributed to the discussions. Here is the report of the workshop. The Collection and Transport Committee would value any further comment/input from other colleagues in the industry.

Please send any responses to Linda Campbell: who will forward them to the CTIG committee.

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Contact Information

Chairman: Stephan Morkel (Email:

Vice-Chairman: Eunice Smit

Treasurer: Ian McGaughey 

Address: PO Box 38683, Howard Place, 7430