Water & Waste - El Salvador

Mides closes Mariona waste dump

Mides closes Mariona waste dump

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Salvadorian waste management company Mides has closed the Mariona waste dump, which during its time received most of capital San Salvador's solid waste, El Diario de Hoy reported.

Mides is a joint venture between San Salvador's municipal government and Canadian firm Cintec. Mides intends to rehabilitate the dumpsite and convert the area into a sports complex.

Rehabilitation will include covering the site with a layer of clay and planting vegetation, drainage works, biogas ventilatin, fencing and monitoring groundwater and soil quality.

San Salvador has some 456,000 residents.