Engaging Citizens in Waste Recycling in Salt

The Municipality of Greater Salt in Jordan is going to implement the first waste separation at source project in Jordan. The Solid Waste  Recycling Pilot Project will address the area of Zee with the objective to preserve the environment, to obtain clean streets and nature and to reduce the amount of waste treated by the region.

The Municipality of Greater Salt in Jordan is going to implement the first waste separation at source project in Jordan. The pilot will address the area of Zee with the objective to preserve the environment, to obtain clean streets and nature and to reduce the amount of waste treated by the region.

The project will involve and benefit participating citizens in an innovative manner.  Thee containers will be distributed to each participant in the project to separate waste according to three type of materials namely paper and cardboard, plastic and metal materials. 

Greater Salt municipality's staff will be in charge of the separated collection from participating houses every 10 days, weight it by categories and arrange its selling for recycling.  Each participant will provide the municipality with a bank account number in which they will receive a fraction of the income generated in proportion to the weight of collected recyclable waste. This approach aims to engage citizens and to raise awareness on the value of recyclable materials.