Swaziland Tyre Dump Burns

Burning tyre dumps are nothing new, but for the Matsapha Municipal Council in Swaziland the problem is exacerbated by there being no real route to disposal and locals avoid the disposal fee by dumping their own tyres on waste land.
The Council Environmental Officer, Bongani Masuku, explained that presently, all companies within their town, which needed to dispose of items such as tyres, had to engage private companies, which in turn transported the waste to South Africa where it is then disposed.
Masuku expressed hope that through the Swaziland Environmental Authority, they would soon set up regional storages for such waste to avoid the adverse pollution, which is taking place right at their doorstep.

Make sure you don't miss a single issue

Click here to subscribe and we'll make sure of it.