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Support for waste pre-collection systems in Brazzaville (Congo)

Field Project

Start date End date Budget Funding
01/07/2014 30/06/2016 650000 € Ville de Paris


  • Support for waste pre-collection systems in Brazzaville (Congo)

    Brazzaville, the capital of Congo, has a population of over 1.5 million people. The increase in the population generated an increase in the quantities of waste produced, which is often disposed of in illegal pits, ravines or dumps located in the city centre.

    The ways inhabitants evacuate their waste vary from place to place. Many people use pre-collection operators that collect waste from households for highly variable prices. These can be associations, companies or individuals operating informally. These pre-collection operators travel long distances, sometimes with very rudimentary means of transport (wheelbarrows, rickshaws). The municipalities in the nine districts of the city and the Central municipality share responsibility for waste management. Few pre-collection operators are recognised by the authorities, making it difficult to coordinate them and monitor/control the sector.

    Given these issues, the Filipa project will be working between 2014 and 2016 to provide support to the various stakeholders involved in waste management in Brazzaville, to propose a quality pre-collection service suited to the various specific features of Brazzaville. Implemented by GRET on behalf of the Municipality, the project works with users, pre-collection operators and local authorities. The project is testing support and monitoring systems in 4 pilot districts (Talangaï, Ouénzé, Moungali and Makélékélé). It is being led in synergy with other existing projects proposing solutions for the transfer of waste.

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