Solid waste management solution in al-Darb al-Ahmar

Working with the Aga Khan Foundation, CID’s role was to design a new solid waste management system for al-Darb al-Ahmar area, based on CID’s previous successful flagship projects. The waste management scheme aims to implement a sustainable system that ensures effective door-to-door waste collection and efficient waste disposal, where elements of recycling and composting are explored.

Aiming to achieve the highest efficiency in the collection of separated materials, while providing an economically viable response that is sensitive to the local community’s socio-economic position, CID designed tools for extensive field research and follow up phases, where community dialogues were established with local residents, small-business owners, NGOs, private waste collection companies, and district representatives, through collaborative engagement in various meetings.