Fez, Morocco – Creation of a Solid Waste Master Plan
Client Name: City of Fez, Morocco
- Preliminary Investigations
- Evaluation of Alternatives
- Conceptual & Preliminary Design of Recommended Alternatives
- Economic Analyses
- Environmental and Health Impact Assessments
- Development of Implementation Plans
- Report Preparation
The City of Wilaya of Fez (population 800,000) lacked a comprehensive waste management plan, which in-turn has had a direct negative impact on the city. The city in 1995 spends approximately $150,000 annually in managing solid waste, and yet municipal solid waste is often not collected and accumulates in ditches around the city. This situation threatens the population’s health, creates the potential for water contamination, and undermines the growth of tourism. To address this problem, the United States Trade and Development Agency and the President of Wilaya of Fez selected Edgeboro International, Inc. to conduct a feasibility study to determine alternative methods of waste management.
Working with Sadat Associates, an Environmental Engineering firm, Edgeboro International Inc. conducted a study of the present situation, current collection practices, and the structure of waste management in the City. The results of this initial evaluation were used to prepare a solid waste master plan for the City.