# The City of Tshwane says illegal dumping sites can ignite fire due to high temperature and decomposition. This fire could release toxic particles when the hazardous materials combust, thus affecting humans and animals. Tshwane has prioritised its resources to eradicate the increasing number of illegal dumping sites across the metro. The city says some of the illegal waste dumping sites are potential health risks as they are next to schools and churches.
City of Tshwane says illegal dumping sites can ignite fires