Med4Waste in Jordan conducted a training in Berain municipality on waste management
September 27, 2023
Med4Wasteheld a technical and capacity raising training on waste management in Berain municipality in Jordan as part of its mentoring scheme. Berain’s waste management system has been grappling with multiple challenges, primarily due to the population increase. The total population now is 35.000 inhabitants and hosts about 5.000 Syrian refugees. This has led to growth in solid waste generation, reaching approximately 25 tons per day.
Unfortunately, the city lacks effective recycling and large-scale sorting practices. Even though solid waste collection fees are collected from residential, commercial, and industrial units through their electricity bills, these fees cover only about 28% of the total cost. As a result, the existing waste management system falls short in handling the growing waste stream. To add to the challenges, the municipality of Berain is facing a shortage of qualified personnel to manage the increasing volume of waste.
The training session, with its comprehensive insights into waste regulations, cost calculations, and tailored approaches for the commercial sector, equipped participants with the tools needed for effective waste management. Through this collaboration with Med4Waste mentoring scheme, Berain municipality is poised to embark on a greener and more environmentally friendly waste management strategy, ensuring a cleaner future for the city and its residents. The partnership between Med4Waste and the municipality holds the promise of transformative change, leading to a more sustainable Berain.