Towards Sustainable Operation and Management of Centralized Composting in Sri Lanka

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: Anurudda Karunarathna, PhD, Thilini Rajapaksha, MPhil, With the field assistance from, Yasas Gamagedara, MSc, Shenal Kaldera, MSc, Nadeesha Vidanage, MSc
Kazunobu Onogawa, Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, Miho Hayashi, Rajeev Kumar Singh
IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET)
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This report presents three case studies in the context of centralised large-scale composting facilities in Sri Lanka in order to reveal the factors and approaches that led to positive results under different type of operational modality, i.e., 1) single municipal operation, 2) provincial operation, and 3) joint consortium operation (operated by two municipalities). This report is expected to enhance the capacity of local authorities in Sri Lanka and other countries, and also raise the level of knowledge on composting as well as planning and decision-making skills for successful implementation of composting facilities.