The Municipality currently provides waste collection services to more than 59,337 residents (100% coverage) through its Department of Public Services. For collection services, the Municipality has 14 trucks in good operating condition. Trash is collected along 12 residential routes twice a week, with the exception of rural routes which are collected once a week. There is one commercial route with one truck that also provides service to the municipal parks. The remaining truck is used to collect rubbish or other waste that is reported to the Department as being in the public right-of-way.
Currently, collected solid waste is disposed of in a controlled dumpsite. However, to improve waste management and comply with Mexican federal standard NOM-083 SEMARNAT-2003, the Municipality has completed construction of a new landfill with federal funding through the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), as well as its own funds. The new landfill is classified as Type B (50 to 100 tons per day) and is designed to include 10 cells with an overall expected useful life of 24 years, considering the estimated generation of 55 tons of waste/day. The first cell is scheduled to be complete in June 2016. The sponsor is working with the State to close the open dumpsite, once operations begins
in the new landfill.
The Municipality currently uses a 1986 Caterpillar D7G bulldozer, which has already exceeded its expected useful life, requires constant repairs, and jeopardizes the proper management of solid waste. In addition to replacing this old vehicle, additional equipment is also required to improve soil removal operations, cover waste and reduce dust emissions during compacting activities in compliance with the applicable regulations. This equipment project complements the landfill construction project and will help ensure that it is operated properly.
The proposed Project consists of the acquisition of new equipment for
landfill management and includes the following components:
Project implementation is expected to help the Municipality improve solid
waste management and disposal, as well as help reduce the possibility of
human exposure to decaying garbage, as well as eliminating the breeding
grounds for disease-carrying vectors, such as flies and mosquitos.
|Total Project Cost||US 0.5M|
US 0.5M - NADB Grant: CAP
|Other Funding Partners||
Community Assistance Program