Elements of a sustainable waste recycling system
We would like to have an approximate idea of what a sustainable waste recycling system should look like in a resource poor township such as Bweyogerere. At present, there is no clear system for handling waste and the community does what they feel best. The town council has a small truck which cannot handle waste in the entire area.
We are negotiating with local leaders to secure land where a waste recycling resource centre will be located. We envisage the centre should comprise of both the landfill (for wet and toxic waste), and a seperate unit (for recycling dry waste and green manure). It could also serve as a one stop centre for providing information to the public on how waste should be handled and this seems to be the life blood of this project.
Please share your ideas on key elements that are likely to make this system work. In addition, we would be glad to recieve your comments on the layout of such a centre. You can also help point out additional components that are essential if this centre to be self sustaining.
An architect's impression of the centre would be highly welcome.