Matsapha Town Council held a workshop on the 3rd of July 2019, with all the Healthcare Waste generators in Matsapha aimed at encouraging proper waste management from generation to disposal stages as outlined by the Waste Regulation of 2011. This workshop was vital following the incidence where needles were illegal dumped in a public space, pausing danger to the public.
The workshop served a reminder to the stakeholders in attendance on the need for a clear defined system of waste management processes, such as the waste carrier having all the required documentation. The system requires documentation or records of waste from generation to disposal stage. Documentation is done through 3 forms which are to be completed before transportation and one which is the consignee acceptance slip, filled at the disposal facility. The first 3 forms include the consignment note, consigners collection certificate and carrier collection certificate. All these forms a required by law to be recorded and submitted to Eswatini Environmental Authority (EEA), Ministry of Health (MoH) and the disposal facility.