Country and Sub-regional Approach for Sound Waste Management

Safe Closure and Rehabilitation of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites

Guideline for local authorities

Objective

The project aims to develop a simple guideline for dumpsite closure and rehabilitation for local authorities. 

Description

The lack of proper final disposal techniques has been the major problem faced by most of the local governments. According to many local authorities, insufficient land resources, technical support and finances hinder the transition from open disposal to sanitary landfilling. However, it is well known that open dumping practices can no longer be allowed to continue and appropriate waste resources recovery and disposal strategies should be established. Therefore to address this problem, this is a simple guideline for dumpsite closure and rehabilitation for local authorities with an objective to help them in reduction of pollution risk on the environment and public health at the local level and climate and SDG achievements at the global level. Further, The guideline is a technical report which aims to provide: i) a risk assessment procedure to determine the level of pollution caused by a dump and its rehabilitation potential; ii) implementable rehabilitation and closure plans; iii) appropriate technical intervention to minimize leachate contamination, uncontrolled gaseous emissions, waste burning, and risk of dumpsite collapse; and iv) an appropriate operation and maintenance procedure that ensures sustainability of technical improvement measures.

Duration

2020 - 2021 February

Project area

KEY PARTNERS AND RELATED WEBSITES

Guidelines for Safe Closure and Rehabilitation of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites in Sri Lanka
https://ccet.jp/publications/guidelines-safe-closure-and-rehabilitation-municipal-solid-waste-dumpsites-sri-lanka