Municipal Challenges

Municipal Challenges

The emphasis for Umkhanyakude District Municipality is on waste minimisation with the ultimate goal being a national sustainable waste service delivery program. The obstacles that are preventing local municipalities from providing a sustainable waste service are numerous. These range from budget restrictions to illegal dumping service backlogs, lack of effective bylaws and insufficient skills development. In order to provide a sustainable waste service that is based on waste minimization principles and to address the obstacles being faced by local municipalities, a host of interventions needs to be implemented. These include better financial, technical and service delivery.