Definitions you need to know
Property (defined as movable or fixed; solid, liquid, or gas) is that which you own and are legally responsible for (as a result of a transaction, gift, or in lieu of labour).

The National Integrated Waste Management Act:
Prevents property from going to landfills by requiring the separation, at source and before municipal collection, of property from waste. Separate municipal collections and processing are, however, not required.

Property is then broken down into three classes:
Dry property: recyclable packaging materials, community donations, and electrical discards.

Wet/Compostable property:
Your kitchen-generated and garden-generated organic materials, which can be composted, are the natural growth of an asset and therefore, by default, included in the definition.

Waste definition: "the game-changer.".
Waste is defined as property that has no recoverable social, financial, or environmental value.
Waste must, by law, be disposed of in municipally provided, suitable containers serviced by municipally appointed, waste-licensed contractors.

All of this is important because:
The constitution protects our rights to own property, and if our property is being expropriated for public benefit purposes (e.g., municipal-driven, ratepayer-funded recycling programs that destroy local work opportunities, and worse), compensation at a value as established in a court of law is mandated, not optional.
At municipal values of R20 000/diverted tonne, our share is substantial and backdated to its inception.