Tired of this common sight?
Here’s a little good news …
Kampala City Council (KCC) has signed a deal for the conversion of municipal solid waste into low sulfur diesel and electric power.
The pre-agreement between KCC and Cobal-USA will see the building and operation of a waste-to-energy plant, whose plasma reactor and gas-to-liquid conversion system will convert 10,000 tons of municipal solid waste into 52,000 gallons of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel every day. It will also generate 50 megawatts of clean electricity that will be added to the national grid.
More details here.
A few facts regarding municipal garbage in city from the Kampala Solid Waste Disposal Report:
Each household in Kampala generates approximately one ton of waste every year
Each Kampala resident contributes about one kilogram of domestic waste every day
Vegetable matter constitutes the largest amount of waste, followed by paper, street debris, plastic and glass
Nakawa Division generates the largest amount of garbage in Kampala