KCCA to unveil recycling facility next month in bid to reduce waste

Nelson Bwire Kapo

Nelson Bwire Kapo

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Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is posed to unveil the new waste recycling plant in May 2018.

The facility located Down Town Kampala is aimed at converting organic waste from city markets into animal feed, manure and the plastic waste will be processed into plastic flakes to manufacture various products.

According to KCCA, the plant has been achieved with funding from World Bank to the tune of $1million as part of the Lake Victoria Environment Management Program (LVEMP)

“Plastic in Kampala City will no longer be treated as mere waste. It’s going to be a cash cow to many city residents who can harvest and deliver plastic to the recycling plant which is in the final stage of construction. Equally important, is the planned processing of organic waste from city markets into fish feed and manure for the city plant nursery,” a statement from KCCA reads in part.

KCCA’s Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Musisi on Tuesday checked the site to establish completion progress, where she commended the staff of KCCA who have implemented the recycling project.

“The work done here so far is very encouraging, and I wish to commend the project team for spearheading this project for the dedication is quite evident here,” Musisi said.

The recycling site sits on 3,100 square meters of land in Wankoko close to the city sewerage treatment plant in Industrial Area.

“You have done well to reclaim this land and put it to good use in recycling – turning solid waste into valuable products and ridding the city of waste. The markets will now be much cleaner, and our drains will also be cleared of plastic waste,” Musisi added.

At the Recycling Centre, organic solid waste from the city markets will be reconverted into animal feeds for non-herbivorous animals, and manure for the new city plant nursery, while the plastic waste will be collected for processing into plastic flakes to manufacture various products.

 

 

 

 

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