The population of Ward 16, 17 and 18 (old 9) is approximately 6,718 who are currently not served by sustainable waste management service. Most waste is dumped locally in the backyard or low-lying areas. There is no source separation, source segregation program of waste being practiced in the municipality, and there has been no awareness-raising program by the municipality or by civil society organizations regarding segregation of waste. There is no official landfill site in the municipality. Ward 9 serves as a de facto waste garbage disposal station of the whole municipality since there is no central dumping station in Faridpur. There is very limited awareness of segregation, collection, disposal and processing technology, which affects sanitation, environmental pollution, and disaster and health risks of residents. Also, for not having any evidence of using urban waste processed to the organic compost useful for the rural agriculture lands, communities and stakeholders at large have been totally lacking related knowledge and awareness.
In this perspectives, Center for People and Environ (CPE) is working to strengthen community based waste management in this area.
SCOPE OF WORK
- Waste Handling
- Community awareness raising
- Waste management capacity development of community people and Pourashava
- Waste entrepreneurship development
- Planning and Management
- Strategic planning
- Legal and regulatory framework
- Public participation
- Financial management (cost recovery, budgeting, accounting, etc.)
- Institutional arrangements (including private sector participation)
- Disposal facility