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[...] tonnes of rubbish are being accumulated and the lack of space for (IT/THEM) is becoming a complex problem.

Should it be IT or THEM? And why?

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    In general, you should include the complete sentence or paragraph for complete context.
    – Em.
    Apr 13, 2017 at 19:28
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    it (the antecedent is "rubbish") would be fine unless you were talking specifically about a tonnage limit. Also, consider are accumulating as an alternative to are being accumulated.
    – TimR
    Apr 13, 2017 at 20:44

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