A US$350 000 land fill has been commissioned in Kadoma, in one of the measures taken by the municipality to  promote sustainable solid waste management.

Kadoma becomes the second town after Norton in Mashonaland West to have such a facility.

Construction of the land fill is aimed at replacing dumpsites which are usually associated with problems such as fires, air pollution, flies and underground water contamination.

The facility is carefully designed and have structures that isolate trash from the environment.

Officially commissioning the Kadoma land fill, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri called on Kadoma City to invest in equipment and human capital required for daily management of waste.

Turning to the land fill, Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri noted that several benefits can be derived from the structure.

Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs, Cde Faber Chidarikire said the province views environmental issues seriously, particularly waste management.

The Environmental Management Agency board member, Mrs Barbra Rwodzi said as Kadoma City celebrates the milestone achievement in establishing a land fill, the local authority should also pay attention to sewer issues.

Key features of the land fill include a leachate collection system, storm water drainage, ground water monitoring station, among others.