Authorities in Thyolo have conceded that garbage management is a challenge around the trading center owing to lack of dumping site.
Authorities in Phalombe say lack of designated vehicle and inadequate funding to collect waste in its dumping sites is affecting management of waste in the district.
Blantyre City Council (BCC) has come under fire from Namiyango residents in Bangwe for failure to collect refuse from a waste dumping site which is located within their vicinity.
A mountain of garbage growing just outside Mzuzu city main market has become a source of discomfort. Market vendors and shop owners close to the heap are now raising concern on health safety implications of operating in such an environment. The problem is also visible in some city streets where waste lays unattended for months on end.