Construction of the Integrated Landfill and Resource Recovery Center (IL&RRC) Starts in Jessore, Bangladesh
Construction of the first regional Integrated Landfill and Resource Recovery Center (IL&RRC) of Bangladesh started on November 2016 in Jessore municipality. The idea is to allow smaller towns to use this facility. The proposed IL&RRC can divert 85-90% incoming waste from landfill and converted into resources (compost, biogas, energy, recyclables).
The remainder will go to a scientifically managed controlled landfill cells, where leachate collection and treatment, landfill gas vent-pipe, thick clay liner at the base and daily cover materials on the top of the landfill cell has been introduced. A bio medical waste management facility is also proposed in the facility. It is planned that the IL&RRC will be operated by private sector.
Waste Concern Consultants in Partnership with Hifab (a Swedish consulting firm) designed this `Integrated Landfill and Resource Recovery Center (IL&RRC) at Jessore, Bangladesh’. This is a project under the City Regional Development Project (CRDP) being Implemented by Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Government of Bangladesh with support from Asian Development Bank.