Title: Managing municipal solid waste in Latin America and the Caribbean

Languages: English

Type: Document

Region: Latin America and Caribbean

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Sectors: Municipal Solid Waste

Keywords: Municipal Solid Waste


Document Details:

Helping to eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable development through public-private partnerships in infrastructure noTE NO. 28 – OCT. 2007  As Latin America’s urban population has grown, its solid waste has increased at an even faster pace. Today the region’s  urban areas generate about 369,000 tons a day of solid waste. Ensuring that the waste is collected and disposed of properly will require strengthening the strategic role of municipalities.  The private sector already plays a big part in waste collection. But private providers could do more in waste disposal and management, helping to improve service in close coordination with local authorities. Given the methane gas currently released from landfills, carbon finance is another potential driver of management improvements.

For more information about this sector, please visit Public–Private Partnerships in Solid Waste.

Ref: Gridlines-28-Managing Municipal Solid Waste in LAC - DHoornweg NGiannelli

Updated: October 25, 2021