EnviroServ - Closure of Aalwynhoek Composting Facility, Eastern Cape

04 March 2024 | Client: EnviroServ Waste Management (Pty) Ltd

DEDEAT REF NO.: CA/A/14/001-24 and WML No.: 12/9/11/L205/1

EnviroServ Waste Management (Pty) Ltd (EWM) owns and operates the Aalwynhoek Composting Facility (ACF) located on Erf 1 Aalwynhoek, R334 in Uitenhage in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, Eastern Cape Province.

EWM holds an existing Waste Management Licence (WML) for a class G:S:B+ facility under the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (No. 59 of 2008) (NEM:WA). The facility was licensed for the composting of organic matter in 2010 (licence number: 12/9/11/L205/1), and this licence was amended in 2020 (reference number: CA/AM/WM/09-2019) to include the composting of domestic waste, business waste, garden waste and excavated earth material waste. Due to the farm owner terminating the property lease, EWM no longer able to operate the ACF and is now proposing its closure (i.e., this Project).

Prior to the commencement of the closure of the ACF, a WML is required in terms of NEM:WA as per Government Notice Regulation (GN R) 921 List of Waste Management Activities that have, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the environment, 2013 (as amended) (GN R 921 of 2013) from the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT).

The decommissioning of the ACF will include a pre-application phase, application phase, Basic Assessment Report (BAR) and Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) phase. In addition to the WML, according to condition 11.1 of the existing WML, the decommissioning of the ACF will also require a Closure Report and Rehabilitation Plan.

SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR), an independent firm of environmental consultants, has been appointed by EWM to manage the WML Application process.


Wasila Vorajee

Email: aalwynhoek@slrconsulting.com

Telephone: +27 21 461 1118



Notice is hereby given, in terms of the EIA Regulations, 2014 promulgated under NEMA, that the Basic Assessment Report (BAR) prepared for the above-mentioned project has been made available for a 30-day public review and comment period from 5 March – 9 April 2024.

Should you and/or your organisation wish to comment on any aspect of the BAR, comments should be forwarded to SLR at the email address and telephone number shown above. For comments to be included in the BAR prepared for the decision-making purposes, they should reach SLR by no later than 9 April 2024.

By providing your personal information to submit a comment, you will be included in the SLR an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) database, and you consent to SLR managing your information in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. It is assumed that as an I&AP for this Project you authorise SLR to retain and use your Personal Information as part of a contact database for this and/or other Social and Environmental Impact Assessments (ESIA) and that you confirm your acceptance for SLR to contact you regarding this and/or other ESIA processes. SLR will not process your Personal Information, other than as permitted or required by ESIA processes, or as required by law or public policy. SLR will use reasonable, appropriate security safeguards to protect Personal Information, and to reasonably prevent any damage to, loss of, or unauthorised access or disclosure of Personal Information, other than as required for ESIA processes or as required by any Law or public policy. You may request for your Personal Information to be deleted from the I&AP database at any time by contacting SLR.

Aalwynhoek Composting Facility Draft Basic Assessment Report