KZN Waste Awards 2022




The KZN Waste Management Awards is a biennial programme which began in 1992 as a Durban initiative. It was then re-launched in 2002 under the banner of the IWMSA KZN Branch. The programme has showcased the excellent work of many organisations in the area of waste management, and assisted others to improve on aspects through suggestions from the evaluation team.

Objectives of the Awards:

To involve all organisations in our province in thinking and acting on efficient and effective waste management. To promote best practice in waste management, and to acknowledge the achievements of organisations practising responsible and effective waste management in KwaZulu-Natal.

Who can enter?

The prestigious KZN Waste Management Awards invites industries and businesses throughout KwaZulu-Natal to enter in the various categories. The KZN Waste Management Awards recognises those “Cleaner & Greener” organisations going the extra mile to reduce their waste volumes.

It must be noted that the Awards evaluate your waste management practices, therefore all waste streams must have been identified and the waste management hierarchy principle applied. Whilst we do recognise organisations/ companies that are working to improve society’s environmental footprint, these Awards focus specifically at how the waste streams generated internally are managed.

Entry to the Waste Management Awards is open to all businesses falling within the below categories and located within KwaZulu-Natal. If an organization has more than one premises which operate independently, then each premises must be entered separately and will be judged independently. It is not a requirement to be a member of the IWMSA to enter. Participation in the competition is free! 

·         Small General Manufacturing - Industries involved with the manufacturing of products, with a total number of employees of 250 or less

·         Large General Manufacturing - Industries involved with the manufacturing of products, with a total number of employees greater than 250

·         Service Industry - Any organisation which offers a service, e.g. retail centres, hospitality establishments, housing estates or educational institutions


For More information please contact:

Heather Sheard
Tel:  031 109 0000