Quezon City: Making Waste Management a Rewarding Investment
One of the most populous cities in the Philippines examines ways to make its waste collection system financially sustainable.
Quezon City, one of the most populous cities in the Philippines, does not have a financially sustainable waste collection system for a range of reasons. One relates to fees for waste management, and another is on how long private waste collection companies can be contracted for to operate this service.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided technical assistance on mainstreaming solid waste management to Quezon City and four other cities in Asia. Key assistance involved reviewing current activities and upgrading 10-year solid waste management plans to improve the overall system as well as delivering one tailored project for each city. Issues covered were waste avoidance, minimization, and recycling; waste haulage and disposal; and information, education and communication campaigns.
After consulting stakeholders, the project team and the Quezon City government designed and agreed on an enhanced 10-year integrated solid waste management plan. A pre-feasibility study was conducted on setting up a waste-to-energy facility with a modular waste capacity of 1,000 tons per day using a stoker-type incinerator.
- 46248-001: Regional Capacity Development Technical Assistance on Mainstreaming Solid Waste Management in Asia
- April 2015: Project start
- March 2017: Project end
- US$ 1.4 million: Total cost of technical assistance over 2 years
Philippines, Environment, Health, Urban development
Last updated: March 2017
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