Advancing Jordan’s Solid Waste Management System
Jordan’s waste still mostly ends up untreated on landfills. CDM Smith is helping to change this situation. With our professional expertise we are supporting the Greater Amman Municipality with the appropriate measures to recycle reusable materials and relieve pressure on local landfill sites while saving resources and reducing greenhouse gases. Intentionally labour-intensive processes, such as waste separation and manual sorting, will also create jobs in waste management.
This project is part of a financial joint agreement between the German and Jordanian governments aimed towards reducing the number and size of landfills in Jordan while promoting recycling, with € 25 million set aside for building the facilities and equipment necessary. The German public development financing organisation (KfW) is financing supporting measures such as technical consultation on implementation with an additional € 2 million.
With an integrated waste management, the region of Amman takes a huge step forward in recycling and preserving resources. It is exciting to be part of this process.
We are developing a comprehensive approach to integrated waste management to be passed on to our clients in Amman as part of the planning process. The concept encompasses a number of recovery and recycling alternatives that we presented to a Jordanian delegation on their visit to similar installations in Germany. Moreover, it includes plans for recovery and treatment plants depending on the type of waste, plans such as using organic waste in producing compost, biogas, or both. Long-term planning includes the development of a training centre to ensure the availability of qualified personnel to operate the planned system in Jordan.