SAO PAULO – Waste Management

Sao Paulo is looking to develop solutions for waste management in the city. These include the development of: Innovative waste collection processes; New waste treatment processes; Waste as a resource. Are you a Nordic company with technologies and knowledge in waste management systems? Contact the Nordic Solutions for C40 team to get involved!

Brazil is the 4th largest in the world waste generator in volume. About 80% of the mixed Municipal Solid Waste from Sao Paulo city is disposed of in landfills

  • 18,000 metric tons of MSW in landfills, areas environmentally highly susceptible
  • Among the 80% of MSW: 50% are organic, 15% plastic and 11% cardboard
  • Waste management is administrated by two contractors of AMLURB

Opportunities

C40 City Solutions Platform is supporting Sao Paulo to develop solutions for waste management in the city. These include the development of:

  • Innovative waste collection processes
  • New waste treatment processes
  • Waste as a resource

Treatment of organic waste in Sao Paulo: 6,000 tons of organic waste collected everyday

  • Compost pilot project started in 2015 (AMLURB): Street market waste is collected and composted via thermophilicstatic composting piles.
  • 5 compost courtyards operating 2,800tones/year/yard
  • Production of 420tons/year of quality compost
  • Next steps: End 2019, 3 more composting yards. End 2020, treat waste from all 850 food markets.

The development of the “Ecopark project”

Undifferentiated household waste collection treated through Biological Mechanical Treatment. Organic waste fraction sent for methanization and composting.

  • Will process 1,250 tons / day

There will be a workshop in collaboration with C40 Cities in Sao Paulo on the 24- 25th October 2019.

Join the discussion

If you want to contribute to this opportunity and help Sao Paulo’s waste management, join our opportunities page and online co-creation platform by clicking “join the discussion” below. You can also contact Scott Allison if you have any questions..