• Waste Management

Waste Management

A properly managed, waste management service presents many developmental and economic opportunities for municipalities. Landfilling is the current and most common method of solid waste disposal in South Africa. This practice is not sustainable. Therefore, cities need to develop alternative waste management options, which can also bring opportunities for job creation, energy generation and value addition through recycling.


The Waste Management Reference Group is an Advisory Group whose primary purpose is to advance the beneficiation of waste, especially the job creation and economic development potential, through learning and sharing within the South African cities. A complementary purpose is to provide an oversight during data collection on waste management towards the compilation of the State of Cities Report 2016.