Development of a National Hazardous Waste Master Plan and Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Hazardous Waste Management Centre « CNEDS »

Detailed description of project:

The deficiency or even lack of appropriate waste management in Morocco is increasingly threatening the environment and public health. Disposal of industrial waste and hazardous waste in particular was so far done in absence of consistant reglementation and control. In adopting the law 28-00 of 2006 on waste management, an appropriate framework exists for proper elimination of any wastes.

The German financial and technical cooperation (KfW and GTZ) have raised a joint programme to support the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE) in establishing sustainable administrative and technical solutions for the elimination of hazardous waste. Therefore, AHT has been commanded by KfW to carry out a feasibility study on the establishment of a national centre for elimination of special waste (CNEDS).

The study includes the detailed assessment of the existing legal and institutional framework, together with present practices of elimination and an inventory of hazardous waste generated in Morocco. Based on this, possible concepts for implementation of a waste management and control system and treatment facilities are developed and presented in a Master Plan.

Since the proposed concepts have been confirmed by MEMEE and KfW, an investment project is being developed on the basis of a preliminary design study including cost estimation and proposals for cost recovery. The organizational framework of the future management and control system will also be elaborated further, defining additional legal requirements as well as needs for administrative structures and their equipment which will be taken care of by MEMEE.

Type of services provided:

Inventory and analysis of basic data such as:

  • Assessment of generated industrial waste on country level;
  • Assessment and evaluation of existing waste treatment and disposal practices and facilities;
  • Forecast on future waste quantities to be dealt with;
  • Evaluation of the present legal framework (national and international);
  • Evaluation of the institutional and organizational framework;
  • Evaluation of the financial framework.

Proposals for management concepts and treatment/ disposal facilities:

  • General strategy on hazardous waste management and elimination;
  • Types and emplacement of required treatment/ disposal facilities.

Elaboration of a national Master Plan for waste management of hazardous waste:

  • Classification of hazardous waste to be dealt with in the future waste management system, in view of the different elimination schemes;
  • Determination of technical installations and facilities needed;
  • Definition of requirements as to organization and operation of the waste disposal;
  • Elaboration of the management and control system;
  • Cost estimation of the waste disposal and the management and control system;
  • Elaboration of an action plan describing the steps for establishment of the administrative and technical structures required.

Selection of sites for establishment of technical treatment and disposal facilities

Organisation of a national planning workshop to validate proposed concepts

Elaboration of a feasibility study on the investment project identified, together with preliminary design :

  • Waste disposal site class 3 for 20,000 t/y including stabilization unit;
  • Central unit for physical-chemical treatment for 20,000 t/y (organic and inorganic);

Optional conditioning platform for transformation of waste into surrogate fuel for cement industry (capacity 25,000 t/y).

Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE)
BMZ through KfW
11/2007 – 06/2014
Contract value: 1,517,790 €