Turning waste into wealth in Tanzania
Turning solid and liquid waste management into successful sanitation businesses in Dar es Salaam.
Without any suitable places to dispose of solid waste, community members dispose their rubbish into the surrounding environment or into nearby water sources.
On average we are disposing of 6-7 tonnes of waste every day.’To improve liquid waste management, a faecal sludge treatment plant was constructed by a contractor, with supervision from local partner PDF and WaterAid.
The majority of these settlements use pit latrines that are not connected to the city’s sewerage network, causing major problems around liquid and solid waste management.
The plant will ensure that liquid waste is safely and hygienically disposed of, helping to keep the environment and nearby water sources clean and free of pollution.