If dumping is at sea, report to the DEA and EDTEA (refer to contact table below).
Provide as much information as possible: When, Where, Vehicles involved etc
The ICM Act minimises dumping at sea but does allow for dumping permits under very strict conditions. Dumping permits may be issued under special circumstances for 2 years and require an application to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in advance, in order for the Minister to consult with foreign countries and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) if necessary.
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) is the competent authority for:
- Dumping at sea under the Integrated Coastal Management Act (Act No. 24 of 2008)
- The Discharge of effluent from land-derived point and diffuse sources into the coastal environment under the Integrated Coastal Management Act (Act No. 24 of 2008)
- Management of pollution from waste under NEM: Waste Act (Act No. 59 of 2008)
DFFE is also the competent authority for the clean-up of pollution associated with shipping activities under the Prevention and Combating of Pollution at Sea by Oil Act (Act No. 6 of 1981) and the South African Maritime Safety Act (Act No. 5 of 1998).
Who to contact
Illegal dumping should be reported
For Ray Nkonyeni Municipality
|For eThekwini Metropolitan
|Hibberdene to Umtentweni:
||039 6992 020
||Contact Number: 031 311 8804|
|Port Shepstone to Shelly Beach:
||039 688 2161
|St Michaels to Port Edward:
||039 316 6125
|| Or, call your local DSW depot/area collections
(see link below)
|*Also refer to Local Municipalities contact page (see link below)|
Hotline for Tip-offs on Contraventions of Environmental Legislation Call: 0800 205 005
Share call to assist the public with environment related queries Call: 086 111 2468