Media Field Visit to Saida Dumpsite

03 Oct 2013

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and the Municipality of Saida is organizing a field visit where media representatives will be visiting the garbage dump on the maritime boulevard of Saida on Thursday the 3rd of October 2013 at 10 am. The purpose of the visit is to monitor  the surveys, stabilization, excavation, cut and fill, waste separation, removal of hazardous material, refilling and compaction, landfill design and construction, gas extraction, leachate collection and treatment,  in which the garbage will pass through before turning Saida dumpsite into a recreational park.

The project of Rehabilitation was launched on the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit (1992) in a ceremony held near the garbage dump on the maritime boulevard, where the project’s agreement was signed between the Ministry of the Environment and the UNDP in the presence of Saida’s MPs, and the head of the municipal council.

The Saida dumpsite, being in use since 1982, presently contains approximately 1.5 million m³ of waste and covers a surface of approximately 6 hectares. It has received approximately 300 tonnes of fresh waste per day. The Dump Site contains approximately 50-60% construction/demolition waste and 35-40% biodegradable municipal waste. Glass and plastics are estimated at 5%. Hence, this type of waste distribution shall require an adequate landfill size to treat the non-recyclable waste. The Saida dumpsite furthermore contains Industrial waste, Clinical waste, Slaughterhouse waste, Green waste, Tanneries waste, Tires, and Hazardous waste.

Find below the Program of the field visit:

 

10:00 – 11:00  Site tour:

-          Degasification

-          Sorting Facility

-          Laboratory

-          Sanitary Landfill Cell 1

11:00 – 11:15  Trip from the dumpsite to the municipality

11:15 – 12:15  Q & A at the Saida municipality theatre

 

Contact Information

 

Communication.lb@undp.org

Tel: 961-1-962511

UNDP - Lebanon

www.undp.org.lb

Downtown-Riad El-Solh Street

Arab African International Bank Bldg

P.O.Box 11-3216 Beirut-Lebanon