BACKGROUND ON MATSAPHA TOWN’S EXISTING SYSTEMS OF WASTE MANAGEMENT
• Industrial town, houses over 600 industries
• But is also a major residential town- which means the waste streams are variable– both industrial (hazardous and non-hazardous), as well as domestic (municipal solid waste).
• Apart from this includes waste from institutions, offices, healthcare facilities.
• Minimal processing of municipal waste, majority being dumped in landfill.