Solid Waste Strategies
Solid waste strategies are being developed for the four Governorates. Current waste practices and characteristics are evaluated and priorities identified. Engaging communities, strengthening organizational structures, selecting appropriate technology, addressing implementation costs and identifying cost recovery options are just some of the integral components of the strategies.

Solid Waste  Manuals:

  • Solid waste management strategy, Governorate of Dakahleya
  • Solid waste management strategy, Governorate of Sohag



    Solid Waste Management Demonstration Projects
    Solid waste demonstration projects were undertaken in Sohag and Dakahleya to address priority issues that had been identified in the waste strategies. Four demonstration projects were implemented covering areas of waste collection, transfer and disposal, maintenance, dumpsite remediation, recycling and composting. In all cases solutions were sought that:

    • Are practical and affordable.
    • Improved the efficiency of previous practices.
    • Adapted the most cost effective technology to suit the purpose.
    • Strengthened local capacity.
    • Developed local manufacturing capability.
    • Addressed sustainability issues.
    • Involved the community.
    As a result of the demonstration projects:
    • 23,000 tons of municipal waste are collected each year.
    • 45,000 tons of waste each year are recycled and converted to compost rather than being disposed to dumpsites.
    • 115,000 people living in four low income urban and rural communities in Sohag and Dakahleya Governorate now benefit from improved waste collection and disposal services.
    • Fires extinguished, odour and litter minimised at 2 municipal solid waste dumpsites.
    A further 10 demonstration projects are being developed in the areas of health care waste, privatization of municipal waste services, sanitary landfilling, workshop maintenance and regional solid waste management.

    Collection, Transfer and Disposal, Sohag City

    An integrated waste collection, transfer and disposal system has been introduced in two low income areas serving about 40% of the population of Sohag City.  Apart from providing suitable collection equipment, the project also addresses upgrading of the maintenance workshops and remediation of the dumpsite.  Analysis of costs and a charging system to enable cost recovery has been addressed. Community involvement and awareness has been an integral part of this project during both the design and implementation stages.

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    Waste Collection, El-Kawther Industrial Estate
    A waste collection system has been provided for the El-Kawther Industrial Estate and surrounding residential areas.  The equipment will cater for an increase in waste generation at this rapidly expanding industrial estate. Paper and plastic recycling equipment has been included.
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    150 tpd Compost Plant, Mansoura
    A 150 ton per day municipal solid waste composting plant has been constructed at Mansoura to treat waste from the City and surrounding environs. The SEAM  project and the Governorate of Dakahleya jointly financed the plant, designed by SEAM. Total cost for plant, equipment and construction was LE2.4 million, significantly cheaper than similar size plants built elsewhere in Egypt. Construction time was 7 months. The quality of the compost is good and is presently sold as a conditioner for land reclamation schemes. Dry recyclables are also recovered and sold.

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    Remediation of Disposal Site, Mansoura

    The smoke, odour and litter problems of the old burning waste tip at Mansoura were addressed through a three-month remediation programme. Fires were extinguished, controlled tipping practice was introduced and the burnt out areas were levelled and covered with soil. It is intended that the Govemorate will convert this area into a public park for nearby residents.

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    Community Projects

    Three projects addressing solid waste at a village/community level have been undertaken. Collection equipment has been purpose designed and communities have been mobilised in collection and clean-up campaigns.

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