This regional report is the product of the joint efforts of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS). The report assesses solid waste management in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the year 2010, and is the result of a year-long research and information analysis project supported by governmental agencies, NGOs, and universities from several countries of the region.
Date: May, 2010
As part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) strategy to promote good practices in municipal solid waste (MSW) management and knowledge sharing activities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the IDB Water and Sanitation Division (INE/WSA) is developing a MSW management working paper series. The first paper, which focuses on landfill gas (LFG) capture from MSW and utilization, is included in this Guidance Note.