Household waste management practices and challenges in a rural remote town in the hantam municipality in the Northern Cape, South Africa
Viljoen, Jacoba M. M.
Schenck, Catherina J.
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Waste management in rural areas poses a major challenge to local governments in developing countries. Municipalities face limited budgets and obstacles with the collection of waste, as well as a lack of proper equipment, infrastructure, and treatment centres. These obstacles lead to further problems, such as littering and illegal dumping, contributing to the knowledge base regarding remote and rural towns in South Africa. This study aims to assess the waste management practices and challenges of households in a Municipality in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The study investigates the household waste management practices, identifies the challenges experienced by households regarding their waste management, and explores their willingness to participate in a separation-atsource program. A cross-sectional research design was used along with a mixed methods research methodology.