Los Herrera, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Construction of a Sanitary Landfill in the Municipality of Los Herreras, Nuevo Leon

Status: Completed


The solid waste generated in the Municipalities of Los Herreras and Dr. Gonzalez was disposed in an uncontrolled open dumpsite due to the lack of  a  suitable  infrastructure for solid waste disposal causing soil and water pollution, risk of fires, and risks to public health.


Achieve a proper regional waste management in the municipalities of Los Herreras and Dr. Gonzalez, in  the State of Nuevo Leon through construction of regional sanitary landfills, contributing to the reduction of inadequate solid disposal, soil and groundwater contamination and the risk of vector-related disease and other harmful effects.


The Scope of the projects was to improve  solid  waste disposal through the closure of two illegal dumpsites and the construction of two new landfills above the existing closed sites, in accordance with Mexican regulations. The Projects eliminated improperly disposed waste in the quantity of approximately 1.3 tons per day in los Herreras and 2.3 tons per day in Dr. Gonzalez.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 2.92M
NADBank Funding US 1.57M - NADBank Grant: SWEP
Other Funding Partners Municipal-State

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Results Measurement

Results are measured upon completion of the project through a closeout process that assesses project performance within 6-12 months after completion, as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives established at the time of project certification and financing approval.


Improve Solid Waste Disposal Management

Strengthen institutional Capacity


Actual 2014

Increase solid waste disposal capacity

9,600 m3 each

Compliance with applicable laws and regulations


Staff trained for operation and maintenance.

150 employees/ year



Closure of dumpsites


Construction of landfills

2 with 9,600 m³ capacity

Significant project contributions

The landfills were constructed on the same sites of the closed open dumpsites, creating a beneficial use of the same space. Operations at the facilities are strengthened by the sponsor's application of ISO9000 standards.