In Jordan, about 80% of the Syrian refugees live in communities outside the refugee camps. For the hosting communities the increase of waste and the related collection pose huge challenges. Over 55% of Syrian refugees are settled in the northern governorates of Irbid and Mafraq. Municipal waste management systems are characterized by deteriorating collection systems.
The GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internatinale Zusammenarbeit), supported by the EU, is advising selected municipalities on solving their most urgent waste collection problems. Technical and managerial capacities are enhanced through trainings in order to improve the municipal collection services. Furthermore the project provides equipment for the municipalities, such as containers, spare parts and tools. The disposal capacities will be improved by the construction of a new sanitary cell at Al Akaider landfill.
The overall objectives of the programme is to improve solid waste management services in the governorates of Irbid and Mafraq through the provision of more efficient, environmentally and socially sound waste management systems.
- Repair, maintenance, operation and management capacities of the municipal waste vehicle fleet has improved.
- The waste disposal services in the governorates of Irbid and Mafraq through the construction of a sanitary landfill cell at Akaider and the strengthening of Joint Services Councils administrative and technical capacities