Desk Research and Feasibility Study of MSW Recycling

Expert Months

Three

Client

Oxfam Organization, Mafraq Jordan

Duration

12/15 – 03/16

Carried Out By Greenplans

60%

Location

Jordan

Partners

Morethanshelters (MTS), and the Innovation and Planning Agency (IPA), Germany

Desk Research and Feasibility Study of MSW recycling project at Za’atri Syrian Refugees Camp

The objective of the project was to implement a functioning waste separation and recycling system within one District of Za’atari camp that provides income generation opportunities for male and female Syrian refugees, reduces the volume of solid waste sent to landfill and the amount that accumulates within the camp, and to utilise a Jordanian partner organization for the reuse or resale of recyclable waste materials.

The main objectives of the desk research and feasibility assignments of the solid waste recycling project were:

  • To investigate the potential of existing private waste recycling companies/ partners in Jordan; shortlist the local recycling partners having the willingness and ability to perform recycling activities in Za’atari camp in a proper way.
  • To examine the existing solid waste generation at Za’atari camp and analyze the waste composition and proportion of the recyclable materials.
  • To carry out economic and financial analysis (Feasibility Study) for the potential of recycling the solid waste streams being generated in Za’atari camp.

The scope of the project has included key activities as follows:

  • Desk research about the potential for local solid waste recycling companies in Jordan to be involved in the collection of sorted waste streams which are generated in Za’atari refugee camp.
  • Development of an evaluation criteria for selecting the most suitable partners for involvement in the project and production of shortlist for the final selection of the best recycling companies which are potentially capable to operate and sustain this kind of project.
  • Elaborating an economic and financial analysis for this kind of projects in order to attract partners and stakeholder involvements in all the phases of the project.
  • Development of scenarios for improvement and stakeholder’s consultations.

The outcomes of the project are:

  • Desk research and review report
  • Social research and analysis report

Feasibility Study report including Waste Composition Analysis for the Camp Za’atari, Jordan


Improving Environmental Governance

Expert Months

Nine

Client

UNDP Jordan

Duration

03/15 – 12/15

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Improving environmental governance and stakeholder engagement capabilities toward energy efficiency in the civil community societies

The aim of the project is to enable a selected local NGOs for improving their capabilities considering issues of governance and stakeholder engagement. A local NGO in Jordan named “Families Development Association (FDA)” is one of the beneficiaries qualified in this project. The FDA is registered at the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan according to association and committee law number 1306, and seeks to lead the way in the institutional voluntary social work heading for providing socio-economic empowerment to the poor Jordanian families in the targeted local communities. The main missions of FDA are to provide care, guidance positive awareness, training, job opportunities to poor families’ members in the targeted local communities.

The scope of the project included the following clusters: Energy Efficiency & Energy Management, Waste Picking and Recycling practices at home backyard, and POPS Management.

Therefore, the primary objective of the proposed project is to undertake projects on public education/awareness, either in support of or opposition to official initiatives taking into account gender dimensions. Moreover, engaging the NGO in the advocacy by assisting the government in amending certain environmental policies and/or implementing national master plans related to energy, environment, and sustainability.

The specific objectives were:

  • To involve the people in the formulation and implementation of development plans and programs which promote and maintain the sustainable protection of the environment.
  • To play the watchdog role during the initiation of any environmental policies and energy national plans by lobbying and build coalitions with the government officials, mainly, in the Parliament.
  • To train the households how to efficiently manage their energy and electricity consumption in the residential sector.
  • To deliver knowledge and best practices to farmers (men and women) on the health risks of using prohibited pesticides in the rural areas which are active in agricultural activities.
  • To aware the waste recyclers on the health risks that they are exposed to while they are adopting waste open burning practice for recyclables recovery.
  • To transfer transparent and accessible information related to nature to the households in the rural areas and areas with poverty.
  • To increase public participation and monitoring in the protection of nature.

Type of services provided by GREENPLANS: Capacity Building & Management Services


Formulation of a Solid Waste Management Programmer

Expert Months

Six

Client

LDK Consultants (Greece), Ministry of Municipal Affairs of Jordan

Duration

03/16 – 09/16

Carried Out By Greenplans

70%

Location

Jordan

Partners

LDK Consultants (Greece) – Main Consultant

Support to the formulation of a Solid Waste Management Programmer and development of a Regional Municipal SWM Plan for the Central Region of the Kingdom

The main objective of this assignment is assist EU/ LDK to design the Regional Municipal SWM Plan for the Central Region of the Kingdom including the following key activities included:

  • Data collection considering the SWM Sector in Jordan and particular of the Central Region (Amman, Zarqa, Madaba, and Balqa Governorates) in terms of technical, legal, institutional, organizational, and financial aspects.
  • Processing of primary data, assessment of alternatives, and development of the scenarios for improvement and optimization at the regional level (technical opinions). Primary data regarding the key characteristics of the current MSWM situation in the Region are collected by all the Municipalities and the JSCs of the Central Region using two types of structured questionnaires respectively.

The Central region of Jordan includes 28 Local municipalities, 6 JSCs, and Greater Amman Municipality.The assignment was conducted under the service contract #. EuropAid/137-701/DD/SER/JO funded by the European Commission (EU).


Assessment of Local Solid Waste Master Plans

Expert Months

Seven

Client

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Duration

04/15 – 11/15

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Advice to refugees hosting communities in the waste management, Jordan “Assessment of local solid waste master plans for the municipalities of Irbid, Mafraq and al-Ramtha and human capacities related to SWM services” – EU project appraisal mission 2014”

The project has included need assessment and in-depth plausibility checks for these three local EU SWM Master Plans (Greater Irbid, greater Mafraq, and New-Ramtha) developed in 2014 including an update for the baseline data and initial assumptions mentioned in these Master Plans, and harmonizing the proposed activities and actions with the recent National MSW Strategy. In addition, a baseline Human Capacity Assessment (HCA) has been prepared for the key staffs engaged in SWM activities in the two Governorates of Irbid and Mafraq; Irbid (focusing on Irbid and Ramtha Municipalities and JSC, and Mafraq (Mafraq Municipality and JSC).

The scope of the services has included key activities as follows:

  • Assessment and reconfirm findings and recommendations of EU appraisal mission.
  • In depth plausibility checks on all assumptions made in the proposed SWM master plans.
  • Procurement and Construction Works
  • Verifying the extent to which the actual community SWM needs concur with the planned activities as per EU action and outline and recommended adjustments
  • Review collection systems in Ramtha and Irbid, in particular regarding separated source collection.
  • Confirming financial feasibility and evaluate cost estimates for planned procurement items (bins, vehicles, supplies) and construction activities (landfill rehabilitation, recycling plant, transfer station).
  • Verifying compliance of the planned EU activities to national solid waste strategy.
  • Development of an implementation concept for the various SWM activities under consideration.
  • Preparation of a procurement plan in line with EU results and national solid waste strategy.
  • Conducting a baseline human capacity assessment (HCA) of key staffs engaged in SWM activities in two Governorates in Jordan: Irbid (focusing on Irbid and Ramtha Municipalities and the JSCs), and Mafraq (Mafraq Municipality and JSC).

Preparation of recommendations and Inception report.


Rehabilitation of Al-Akaider Landfill

Expert Months

Six

Client

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Jordan

Duration

06/15 – 12/15

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Improving Solid Waste Management and Income Creation in Host Communities- Rehabilitation of Al-Akaider Landfill

The overall objective of the project is to improve the solid waste management cycle by complimenting the efforts undertaken by the different stakeholders on efficient and effective basic services delivery, namely by supporting the Joint Services Council in Irbid (JSC-Irbid) in the alleviation of the capacity and performance of Al-Akaider Landfill site. The key activities of the project are as follows:

  • Paving new roads and maintaining the existing roads within the landfill area;
  • Road Lightning and signage works;
  • Constructing green belt with irrigation system;
  • Rehabilitation and maintenance of the site offices building;
  • Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Site Staff accommodation;
  • Construction of a new gatehouse with control and monitoring equipment;
  • Construction of Site Monitoring Tower;
  • Design and excavation of a sanitary landfill cell with an area of 40,000 m2 and average depth of 15 m2 at the available airspace located inside the landfill area “not part of the new acquired land”;
  • Design and implementation of leachate collection and drainage system;
  • Developing the mechanical workshop and provide it with equipment and washing machine;
  • Provide the landfill with heavy equipment and machineries (2 bulldozers, 2 wheel loaders, tractor with water wagon, and 4 tippers, within capacity of 10 m3).

GREENPLAN has provided full technical support, project management and advisory services to the client throughout the planning and implementation phases of the project.


Waste to (Positive) Energy – Technical Concept Recycling

Expert Months

Three

Client

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Duration

09/15 – 12/15

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Waste to (positive) Energy - Technical Concept Recycling – Cash for work and labour intensive approaches

The project aimed to develop Income generation models through collecting and processing of recyclable waste will have a conflict reducing effect on the civil society and reduce the environment impact in the refugee hosting communities Irbid, Ramtha und Mafraq, Jordan. The key activities included: defining the appropriate recycling strategies for the concerned municipalities, identifying possible implementing partners of each of the three designated municipalities, and developing technical recycling concepts for each municipality. The main objective of this project is to review the current waste generation and consumption as well as existing material recovery actions in the three local Municipalities at the Governorates of Irbid and Mafraq (Greater Irbid, Greater Mafraq, and Wasatiyyah), and define technical implementation concept for every municipality and enable GIZ to pilot different recycling projects and pilot plants. The scope of the project included the following activities:

  • Assessment and re-confirm the actual activities on material recovery and processing in the three host communities.
  • Coordination with the UNDP project “Mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordanian vulnerable host communities” to assess potential linkages.
  • Defining of the most appropriate recycling strategies for the municipalities with different approaches which included the following tasks:
  • Waste characterisation (source, rates, composition, etc.)
  • Possibilities for waste minimisation and source separation
  • Recommendations on how to involve the informal sector
  • Coordination with other waste management and recycling projects in Jordan
  • Preparation of business case based on composting organic waste
  • assess possibilities for implementing pilot facilities, including business case marketing study
  • Identification of possible implementing partners for of each of the three municipalities regarding: level of knowledge, existing qualifications, and financial situation and capability.
  • Preparation of recommendations and technical report for the three municipalities
  • Presentation of report and findings.

Attend meetings with representatives of GIZ, MoMA, local NGOs and municipalities as required.


Technical Support with Due-Diligence to Identify Entry Points

Expert Months

Six

Client

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Duration

04/16 – 10/16

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Technical Support with due-diligence to identify entry points at the local Municipalities in the host communities and the Syrian refugees camp sites to highly labour intensive activities with the solid waste management with focus of involvement of the Syrian Refugees

The overall objective of the project is as follows:

  • Support in conducting situational analysis at local municipalities (13 Municipalities) in the hosting communities and the Syrian Refugees camp sites ( in terms of waste management, data collection, and identifying the potential of 2 sites) Interventions;
  • Support in assessing cleaning campaigns and recycling activities in the target areas; through appropriate labor intensive programs and Cash for Work (CfW) incentive based models for creating income generation potentials for the most vulnerable groups of the local society (Jordanian citizen and Syrian refugees) in Jordan.
  • Define the appropriate MSW recycling and material recovery strategies, and recommendation for involving the informal sector, stakeholder analysis;
  • Development of implementation concepts and potential of implementing partners.

Description of Approach:

The project aims to strengthen the resilience of the civil society and local institutions in refugee hosting communities within the local municipalities throughout Jordan in cooperation with the key stakeholders represented by Jordan Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) and Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MoMA). The main focus of the project is the development of participatory systems to establish labor intensive material recovery and processing systems to create income generation potentials for the most vulnerable groups of the society (Jordanian citizen and Syrian refugees) that will also have a positive effect on health & environment.

The project includes implementing appropriate waste recycling strategies that would be approached at selected local municipalities including large refugee hosting communities (mainly Irbid, Mafraq, Al-Ramtha, Wasatiyyah, Al-Karak, Madaba, Dair-Alla, Ajloun, Burma, Jearsh, Burqush, Al-Merad, Al-Junied, New Al-Tayba, New Al-Mazar, New Umm El-Jimal, and Kofranjah) through collecting the MSW recyclable materials by the application of special recycling initiatives, public cleaning campaigns, and labor incentive based models (cash for work subsidies).

Type of services provided: Consulting Services and technical assistance (framework agreement)


Support to the Designated JSCs and Local Municipalities

Expert Months

Eight

Client

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Duration

04/16 – 12/16

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Support to Solid Waste Management in Jordanian Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees (support to the designated JSCs and local municipalities at the Governorate of Irbid and Mafraq on developing their organizational capacities related to SWM services

The main objective of the project is to contribute in upgrading the solid waste management at the targeted JSCs: Irbid and Mafraq and local municipalities of Greater Irbid, Greater Mafraq and New-Ramtha by improving their organizational capacities related to SWM services. While Irbid’s JSC need to be supported with performance assessment system/approach and operational plan development as other organizational pillars are being prepared by the UNDP project, Mafraq’s JSC need support in a broader scope to develop an organizational structure, job description, performance assessment system/approach and operational plan in addition to conduct short-term training (few days) to build and develop capacities related to operational plans implementation for both JSCs.

For the designated JSCs, the specific objectives of this part are as follows:

  • Develop performance assessment system/approach and operational plan for Al-Akaider landfill.
  • Develop an organizational structure of relevant departments responsible of providing SWM services at Mafraq’s JSC and Al-Hussainyyat landfill.
  • Draft and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the two JSCs. The SOPs must be prepared in accordance with the capacity of each JSC and it should be applicable.
  • Prepare training materials on operational plans implementation with clear definition of the procedures of the operational plans and conducting two days training sessions.

For the designated local municipalities, the specific objectives of this part are as follows:

  • Review and update the existing organizational structures of relevant departments responsible of providing SWM services for the three designated municipalities. This includes the revision of job descriptions and performance assessment measurements which also might need to be updated;
  • Draft and develop SOPs for the three target municipalities. The SOPs must be prepared in accordance with the capacity of each municipality and it should be applicable; and

Prepare training materials on operational plans with clear definition of the implementation procedures of the operational plans and conducting short-term training sessions (few days).


Regional Municipal SWM Plan

Expert Months

6 Months

Client

LDK Consultants (Greece), Ministry of Municipal Affairs of Jordan

Duration

07/16 – 02/17

Carried Out By Greenplans

70%

Location

Jordan

Partners

LDK Consultants (Greece) – Main Consultant

Support to the formulation of a Solid Waste Management Programmer and development of a Regional Municipal SWM Plan for the Northern Region of the Kingdom and update of the Al Akaider feasibility study

The main objective of this assignment is assist EU/ LDK to design the Regional Municipal SWM Plan for the Northern Region of the Kingdom including the following key activities included:

  • Data collection considering the SWM Sector in Jordan and particular of the Northern Region (Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash, and Mafraq Governorates) in terms of technical, legal, institutional, organizational, and financial aspects.
  • Processing of primary data, assessment of alternatives, and development of the scenarios for improvement and optimization at the regional level (technical opinions). Primary data regarding the key characteristics of the current MSWM situation in the Northern Region are collected by all the Municipalities and the JSCs of the Northern Region using two types of structured questionnaires respectively.
  • Updating the Al Akaider feasibility study.

The Northern region of Jordan includes 56 Local municipalities, 4 JSCs, and the landfill site of Al-Akaider. The assignment was conducted under the project titled “Support of Jordan communities in dealing with the Syrian Refugees crises” with contract no. 13.2298.1-005.00” service contract #. EuropAid/137-701/DD/SER/JO funded by the European Commission (EU).


Financial Report for Solid Waste Management

Expert Months

2 Months

Client

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Duration

06/17 - 08/17

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Preparing a financial report for solid waste management in Ramtha, Mafraq and Irbid Municipalities.

Objective: capacity development for the municipalities’ staff to produce a Financial report for SMW to support management decisions and budget planning in the municipality. The main objective is to calculate the cost of SWM and services per waste ton, cost recovery options and recommendations to enhance SWM budget planning.

The project included the following deliverable:

  • Financial Report for SWM for the three municipalities in Arabic.

Executive summary in English