After successful negotiations, the Overberg District Municipality (ODM), Overstrand Municipality and Theewaterskloof Municipality signed a Service Level Agreement for the Karwyderskraal Landfill site earlier today, Friday, 6 July 2018.
This Service Level Agreement is for the estimated useful lifespan of the whole Karwyderskraal Landfill site, which is estimated to be 55 years and will commence once the new cell in the Landfill site is completed.
In terms of the agreement, the ODM will construct a new cell in the Landfill site and maintain the Landfill site to ensure that Overstrand Municipality, Theewaterskloof Municipality and other interested parties and local municipalities in the Overberg Regional District have a facility to dispose of general waste.
According to estimates, the new cell (the fourth one of its kind) will be able to take approximately 200 000 tons of solid waste. At the current growth rate, the new cell will, therefore, take approximately eight years to fill before a new cell will have to be commissioned.
Municipal Manager Coenie Groenewald said signing the agreement was a truly historic moment after more than one and a half years of negotiations between all affected parties. “Overstrand Municipality, as well as the others, are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in order to extend the lifetime of the cells.”