There is no formal waste removal service or landfill site within the municipality. Currently people are burying, burning and dumping waste in open spaces creating pollution. Through its Growth and Development Summit (GDS) resolutions, Ilembe District Municipality is exploring options for establishing a district-wide waste disposal site that will serve all local municipalities in its area.
A recommendation for the erection of waste collection containers/buy-back centres at strategic points within the municipality from which waste would be transferred to the landfill site in KwaDukuza has been made by Ilembe DM. The municipality is pursuing that recommendation for implementation during the 2010/11 financial year.