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Assessment of the Status of Waste Service Delivery and Capacity at the Local Government Level: South Africa


This report presents the findings of an assessment of the municipal solid waste service level in South Africa. Approximately 150 municipalities participated in this analysis. The results have been based on the following sources of information:

  • Census 2001 data,
  • StatsSA Non-financial census of municipalities for the year ended 30 June 2005,
  • The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) capacity assessment for 2005,
  • By collecting data from the municipalities via a comprehensive survey done by sending out a questionnaire to all local municipalities in South Africa requesting information regarding their solid waste service provision.