The waste provides a business opportunity for waste transportation. If you have a covered truck, consider engaging in waste transportation through guidance from NEMA. To become a waste transporter is easy. Select the area where you will collect your waste either residential or industry. For one to arrive at this, undertake a scan of the market to ensure that you invest in an area with most profit. Once you have made a decision on the area and type of waste to engage in, the next step is to fulfill the requirements of NEMA as provided in this guide How to apply for License to Own/Operate a Waste Transportation Vehicle in Kenya.
Apply and attach all required documents as per checklist issued by NEMA
Provide information on area of operation
Payment of prescribed fees
Written confirmation with approval conditions within a month
Give the PIN number and attach the PIN Certificate
Provide copy of the logbook
State type of the vehicle
Provide two photographs of the vehicle, front view and side/rearview showing the vehicle is appropriately labeled.
Submit copy of valid insurance certificate
Submit a copy of motor vehicle inspection unit report.
Submit a valid copy of drivers licence
Indicate amount of waste to be transported
State type of waste to be transported
Indicate whether the disposal site is licensed by National Environment Management Authority
Provide Authority to correct waste (garbage from the relevant local Authority or other lead agency showing allocated areas of operation)
Provide a sample tracking documents with company log in National Environment Management Authority prescribed format
Provide name, designation and signature of contact person
Put the official company stamp on the application form.
Name and address of applicant
Registration number and type of vehicles to transport waste
Quantity of waste per vehicle to be transported
Licensed sites/plant to which waste is to be transported
Any other information
Attach Recommendation document(s) from the relevant lead agency.
Is Application for Initial license or Renewal?
Previous License Number
Need for the Document
The License to Own/Operate a Waste Transportation Vehicle is issued by the National Environment Management Authority to permit the holder to collect and transport waste from the designated area of operations or storage areas and deliver such waste to the designated storage site, disposal site or plant.
Information which might help
NEMA has an online tracking system on its website and one can log in to establish the status of their application/license. This can be done by going to the licensing portal and using a reference number one can check their application/license status.
Garbage collectors/transporters cannot apply for a countrywide license. This is because this function has been devolved to county governments and one is required to apply for these licenses from respective counties.
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The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is mandated by the Environment Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA) 1999, to exercise general supervision and co-ordination over all matters relating to the environment. It is further mandated to be the principal instrument of government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.
The Authority serves various stakeholders and clients;
Private Sector (Investors, Developers, Industry etc),
Government Ministries and departments (Lead Agencies)
Environment Management & Coordination Act Institutions (Public Complaints Committee, National Environment Tribunal, National Environment Council, National Environment Trust Fund)
Provincial and County Environment Committees (PECs & CECs)
Parliamentary Committee on Lands and Natural resources
Office of the Government Spokesman
Civil Society Organizations (Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations)