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Cinco Manantiales Region, Coahuila, Mexico

Equipment for Sanitary Landfill Operations and Waste Collection

Status: Under Construction

Background

The Cohauila state government promoted the creation of Asociación Prolimpieza de los Cinco Manantiales de Coahuila, A.C. a non-profit organization formed in partnership with the municipalities of Allende, Morelos, Nava, Villa Unión and Zaragoza and the private company MICARE to operate the regional landfill and ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations. Within this partnership, MICARE serves as the chair of the Asociación and is responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the landfill. Each Municipality
pays a monthly fee that altogether covers 50% of the operating and maintenance (O&M) costs, while MICARE provides the other 50%.

The regional landfill, which receives approximately 45 metric tons of waste on a daily basis, complies with Mexican federal standard NOM-083- SEMARNAT-2003 and has an overall expected useful life of 40 years. Cell No. 1 initiated operations in September 2014 and will reach full capacity in approximately one year. Cell No. 2 is currently under construction, and the Sponsor expects to initiate its operation by the end of 2016. The sponsor owns heavy equipment and machinery to operate the landfill, including an 826-C compactor (1994 model) for soil and waste compaction; a 953D front-end loader (2010 model) for soil and waste distribution; and a dump truck (2012 model) to move soil for covering waste.

Each Municipality has an Environmental Department that is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining solid waste services, including collection and disposal. Each Municipality has a fleet of trucks to provide collection services to its residents and transport the waste to the final disposal site. The municipalities of Allende, Morelos and Nava transport
their solid waste to the landfill for final disposal. Although the collection vehicles used by these three communities are in good condition, they are used extensively, typically operating 16 hours a day, resulting in the need for new equipment to maintain and improve solid waste collection services. Because of the deteriorated conditions of the collection vehicles
used by the municipalities of Villa Union and Zaragoza, the solid waste collected in those communities is disposed of in an open dumpsite.

Description

The proposed project consists of the acquisition of equipment for solid
waste collection and landfill management and includes the following
components:

  • Two solid waste collection vehicles, 21 yd3 or larger, for the municipalities of Allende and Zaragoza. Specifications include a hydraulically-powered mechanism to scoop waste out of the loading hopper and compress it against a moving wall.
  • Three solid waste collection vehicles, 16 yd3 or larger, for the municipalities of Nava, Morelos and Villa Union. Specifications include a hydraulically-powered mechanism to scoop waste out of the loading hopper and compress it against a moving wall.
  • One rubber tire wheel loader/backhoe, for daily landfill operations. Specifications include a hydraulically-powered mechanism to scoop waste and other materials, an extendable dipper, and a one-cubicyard capacity loader bucket.
  • One water tank truck, for daily landfill operations. Specifications include 2,100-gallon capacity to help control dust in and around the sanitary landfill, including access roads and cover material.

Benefits

The implementation of the project will help the Municipalities of Nava and Allende increase their service coverage and will allow the Municipalities of Morelos, Villa Union and Zaragoza to replace old collection vehicles in poor condition, for an overall improvement of solid
waste management in the five municipalities.

It will also help ensure the proper operation of the landfill, thereby reducing the health risks associated with inadequately confined solid waste and related risks for soil and groundwater contamination, as well as the creation of breeding grounds for disease-carrying vectors, such as flies and mosquitos.

Project Financing

Total Project Cost US 0.56M
NADB Funding US 0.5M - NADB Grant: CAP
Other Funding Partners Community Assistance Program
Equity from Asociacón Ppro - limpieza de los Cinco Manantiales de Coahuila, A.C