WIT Press


Domestic Waste Management Practice In The North West Province Of South Africa

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC141112

Volume

191

Pages

12

Page Range

1323 - 1334

Published

2014

Size

694 kb

Author(s)

F. R. K. Kadama

Abstract

The study was a follow-up on one conducted in 2006. It adopted a descriptive longitudinal research design with a purpose of assessing changes in the approach to domestic waste management over a period of eight years. Through stratified sampling, 50% of the municipalities in the province were selected to participate in the study. An interview guide was applied to collect data in semi-structured interviews. The responses obtained were compared to those obtained in the previous study. It emerged that there was reasonable improvement in the manner in which some waste management activities were carried out; however, the practice in several waste management activities such as staffing, data collection, curbing illegal dumping, tariff determination and revenue collection did not comply with international best practice. Consequently, it was concluded that domestic waste management practice in the province was not sustainable. A number of recommendations were suggested.

Keywords

domestic waste, municipalities, public good, non-excludable, sustainable