The solid waste collection is often managed by municipalities as a public utility service. But its relative inefficiency leaves increasing room for the involvement of private operators (from door-to-door collectors to trucks that transfer the waste to landfills).

These operators can build their business on the market when the households perceived economic value for waste removal is sufficient to generate an income. Unfortunately, the removal of the garbage in the city is often limited to their aggregation in unofficial intermediary fields (waste ground, ravines, rivers) within the same city.

To effectively reduce the health impact of waste on the urban population, the challenge is then to facilitate the transport of the waste out of the city in order to limit the pollution of water points and of the environment. But there is virtually no solvent demand for the removal of waste once they are no longer at the door of the users. An active policy of the municipality is necessary (creations of official intermediary sites, with pickup service by truck to an equipped garbage dump), but the problem of funding remains in municipalities where the rate of tax collection is generally low.

 

The advantages of HYDROCONSEIL

HYDROCONSEIL’s experience in the field is primarily based on:

  • the study and the development of networks of waste collection,
  • the systems of management of municipal services, including the delegation to the private sector,
  • the regulation which is required to escort the intervention of the private sector,
  • the evaluation of the demand and its socioeconomic characteristics,
  • the capacity building for appropriate techniques and practices.
     
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Bassin transfrontalier de la Mékrou / Basin of the Mekrou
Mission au Libéria / Assignment in Liberia
Latrines en Mauritanie / Latrines in Mauritania
Kiosque à Haiti / Kiosk in Haiti
Cr?ation site e-commerce