A huge challenge, certainly expensive and difficult, but our will to succeed is beyond all predictions and that is also our strength; we never give up, we never lose, no matter the situation. this arrogance to overcome whatever obstacle lays ahead will be even more crucial in our battle against insalubrity.
It is no secret to anyone that Bamako suffers from a lack of reliable networks to evacuate its masses of garbage. Our first objective is to put in place a system that guarantees the total evacuation of the garbage out of the city; of course, this is a complex and difficult issue, but below are some steps we can take to solve it.
House by house, street by street neighborhood by neighborhood commune by commune with our technical partners, we will develop a very powerful collection plan that leaves no family or business behind. Neighborhoods will be divided into a well-organized daily collection program.
Once or twice a week guaranteed according to the needs of communities. All residential customers are serviced whether their trash cans are full or not, our collection team will collect them. An open communication channel with customers make our job easier and more enjoyable. Our valued customers deserve very well-trained and well-qualified drivers who know their ways around their neighborhoods.
A very common and very important issue. We noticed that a lot of families do not have proper trash cans or any trash cans for that matter; this issue amplifies in crowded areas where the lack of trash cans leads to the downgrading of the neighborhood. Macrowaste has decided to provide a trash can to all of our customers to facilitate the collection process.
Agents of the company regularly call or pay visits to customers and community leaders to discuss the right ways to help us in our fight against the plague of insalubrity. An educational program is also planned for little-ones. It is an initiative of Macrowaste’s Litter Free Zone campaign.
Since the beginning we knew that this problem was not solvable with small means. So we decided to provide all districts with garbage trucks suited for the job. Certainly a heavy investment but necessary if one takes into account the magnitude of the problem. One truck can serve more than 200 houses in one load and in less than 2 hours; this will allow us to serve more customers.
This is an essential piece of any well designed waste management program. The transfer center is fitted under a covered and enclosed structure to optimize the logistics system of the transit. It allows trucks that collect trash from customers to dump their loads in a specific location, which allows them to remain in the city and service more customers
This very heavy equipment allows the loading of routing trucks with garbage dumped by collection trucks at the transit depot to be routed to a final destination far from the city limits
These high capacity semi -trailers, well suited to travel long distances, will be responsible for moving collected trash to treatment site (incineration , landfill site , sorting , etc. . ) which are often located in remote areas away from the cities.
The last and also one of the most important phases of the operation. These are usually very expensive and well built complexes in order dispose of the garbage in an environmentally friendly way. They are usually located hundreds of kilometers away from the cities.
A landfill allows the final disposal of solid waste safely while minimizing the impacts on the environment. The waste is spread in thin layers and in sealed cells where they are graded, compacted and covered periodically with earth or other inert materials. After a few years, the decomposition of the biodegradable fraction of waste produces biogas which is converted into energy.
Certain sites burn the garbage to produce steam that turns the turbines of an electric generator that in turn produces electricity for city grids. A good way to reduce waste, stimulate economic growth and lower the cost of electricity, which is a major problem in Mali.