n Law, Democracy & Development - Waste management and the workplace

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



Waste management refers to the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials produced by human activity. The focus of this paper is on the role local government plays in waste management. Traditionally this has been the collection and transport of waste to landfill sites created on the edges of urban areas. However, as a result of urbanisation, population growth and increased consumption the volume of waste generated by cities has become bigger and space for landfill sites has become scarcer and more expensive.

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