Waste management reforms in Egypt

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A library of photos of Egypt's waste management for GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: A middle-man gathers sorted metals, wood, and paper beside the temporary storage and old waste dump of Kafer El-Sheikh, EGYPT on October 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: Mervat Mohamed, married into family of waste sorters and for the last two years has joined them, though she studied in the School of Trade in University. She would like the jobs to become formal government positions with normal employee benefits. Other gatherers say they can get about 70-80 EGP per day. Informal sector scavenger sorters look for plastics, metals, and paper at the temporary storage and old waste dump of Kafer El-Sheikh, EGYPT on October 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

TANTA EGYPT - November 05: A collection point overflows into the street with household waste in TANTA, EGYPT on November 05.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - October 28: Mohamed Soliman, 5 years, since the start of the compost factory at Abu Zaabal, Qalyubia waste management north of CAIRO, EGYPT on October 28.

(David Degner / GIZ)

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15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: Bales of refuse derived fuel (RDF) are created from the remainder of plastics at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - October 28: Hani Rageb, 4 years, 01099805832, is now at the compost factory at Abu Zaabal, Qalyubia waste management north of CAIRO, EGYPT on October 28.

(David Degner / GIZ)

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QENA EGYPT - October 20: A family sorts through the waste at the dump in QENA, EGYPT on October 20.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: Amin Zakhi Hindi, 01201878057, informal trash collectors, collect trash from houses and sort the valuable pieces from it before passing it off to the formal sector at collection points and trash trucks ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - October 28: Plastic bottles are sorted out at the compost factory at Abu Zaabal, Qalyubia waste management north of CAIRO, EGYPT on October 28.

(David Degner / GIZ)

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NEGA HAMADY EGYPT - October 20: Street sweepers clean the roads and sidewalks in NEGA HAMADY, EGYPT on October 20.

(David Degner / GIZ)

QENA EGYPT - October 19: A newly built, Al-Tramasa, landfill stands empty at the edge of QENA, EGYPT on October 19. The site is designed with ventilation shafts and large sand berms. The landfill will replace the current method of simply dumping waste and burning it, as can be seen on the road to the landfill.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 21: Ahmed Shaaban, 01066411423, works as a guard at the cliff landfill, waste dump in Beni Ghaleb in ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 21. He has been doing this for 3 years, and works with a whole group of boys from the nearby villages.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: Skid-steer loaders load waste onto the sorting line at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

NEGA HAMADY EGYPT - October 20: Atef Ahmed drives a dump truck that takes waste from a transfer station out to the sorting facility and landfill site in NEGA HAMADY, EGYPT on October 20.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: Cassette tapes lay at the dump site in MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: Mohamed Magdi Genadi - 01010460317 engineer and owner of the factory, Hadi Genadi son 01100001415 [email protected] line of paper recycling at the Wahba Gnady Factory in ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 21: Trash trucks pick up waste in the morning in ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 21.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: Bales of refuse derived fuel (RDF) are created from the remainder of plastics at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

NEGA HAMADY EGYPT - October 20: Aluminum drink cans are sorted, bundled, and sold to recyclers at the sorting center in NEGA HAMADY, EGYPT on October 20.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: The Wahba Gnady Factory recycles paper, cardboard, and agricultural waste into carton paper in ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: Mosa'ab whose family farm land is beside the tall dump says that it is hard to grow any real food on the land because of all the smoke and pollution in MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: A kiln and residential homes stand beside the dump site in MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06.

(David Degner / GIZ)

NEGA HAMADY EGYPT - October 20: Street sweepers clean the roads and sidewalks in NEGA HAMADY, EGYPT on October 20.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: Skid-steer loaders load waste onto the sorting line at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

QENA EGYPT - October 19: A newly built, Al-Tramasa, landfill stands empty at the edge of QENA, EGYPT on October 19. The site is designed with ventilation shafts and large sand berms. The landfill will replace the current method of simply dumping waste and burning it, as can be seen on the road to the landfill.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: A lady dumps waste that her and her husband collected from residential customers at the waste management operation at the landfill at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

QENA EGYPT - October 19: Household waste is picked up at collection points in the village of Awlad Amer near QENA, EGYPT on October 19. The waste is deposited at collection points marked with trash cans, though much of it is on the ground. Then the teams of men scoop it up and throw it in the back of a tractor, until it is taken to a transfer station.

(David Degner / GIZ)

QENA EGYPT - October 19: Household waste is picked up at collection points in the village of Awlad Amer near QENA, EGYPT on October 19. The waste is deposited at collection points marked with trash cans, though much of it is on the ground. Then the teams of men scoop it up and throw it in the back of a tractor, until it is taken to a transfer station.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - September 29: A worker carries sacks of plastic to a drying room after they have been chopped into small bits and washed in the Garbage City under Moqqatam in CAIRO, EGYPT on September 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

QENA EGYPT - October 19: A newly built, Al-Tramasa, landfill stands empty at the edge of QENA, EGYPT on October 19. The site is designed with ventilation shafts and large sand berms. The landfill will replace the current method of simply dumping waste and burning it, as can be seen on the road to the landfill.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: A tractor lines up waste and leaves it for 45 days until it turns into compost at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - September 29: A girl helps send bales of plastic bottles to the storage area upstairs in the informal sector under Moqqatam in CAIRO, EGYPT on September 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: Workers stand beside a trash truck dumps waste at the start of the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 21: Beni Ghaleb workers sort out large pieces of waste and stones in the first step at the Assiut sorting and compost center in ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 21.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: Workers inside the factory sort out plastics, glass, and metals leaving the rest to be processed into composite and alternative fuel at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: Looking over the plastic bag sorting, shredding, and compacting facility at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: A man helps compost into the glass and solids sorting machine at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

15 MAY, HELWAN EGYPT - October 02: The berm of a new landfill stands ready to be filled at the waste management operation at the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling in 15 MAY, HELWAN, EGYPT on October 02.

(David Degner / GIZ)

QENA EGYPT - October 19: The waste management program at a hospital in QENA, EGYPT on October 19. Biological hazard waste including anything that has touched bodily fluids, such as syringes, bandages and gauze are thrown in the specially marked crimson trash bags and trash cans. The biohazard waste is taken away in its own special trucks.

(David Degner / GIZ)

NEGA HAMADY EGYPT - October 20: Plastic bottles are sorted, bundled, and sold to recyclers at the sorting center in NEGA HAMADY, EGYPT on October 20.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: Zebaline, informal trash collectors, collect trash from houses and sort the valuable pieces from it before passing it off to the formal sector at collection points and trash trucks ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: Amin Zakhi Hindi, 01201878057, informal trash collectors, collect trash from houses and sort the valuable pieces from it before passing it off to the formal sector at collection points and trash trucks ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: The Wahba Gnady Factory recycles paper, cardboard, and agricultural waste into carton paper in ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: Medical waste is gathered and incinerated outside ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: Medical waste is gathered and incinerated outside ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

ASSIUT EGYPT - October 22: The EL Qosiea recycling plant is closed for renovations between Minya and ASSIUT, EGYPT on October 22.

(David Degner / GIZ)

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CAIRO EGYPT - October 28: Plastic is sorted out at the compost factory at Abu Zaabal, Qalyubia waste management north of CAIRO, EGYPT on October 28.

(David Degner / GIZ)

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CAIRO EGYPT - October 28: Shaima, is an electric engineer with Entag, she helped install the compost factory at Abu Zaabal, Qalyubia waste management north of CAIRO, EGYPT on October 28.

(David Degner / GIZ)

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Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: A garbage truck picks up larger collections of waste in Kafer El-Sheikh, EGYPT on October 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: A middle-man gathers sorted paper and cardboard beside the temporary storage and old waste dump of Kafer El-Sheikh, EGYPT on October 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: A middle-man gathers sorted metal and aluminum beside the temporary storage and old waste dump of Kafer El-Sheikh, EGYPT on October 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: Informal sector scavenger sorters look for plastics, metals, and paper at the temporary storage and old waste dump of Kafer El-Sheikh, EGYPT on October 29. One said that they get about 60-70 EGP a day searching for anything worth separating.

(David Degner / GIZ)

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: The Kafer El-Sheikh waste dump is more of a monthly temporary holding station until they waste piles up and is transported to the desert dump site, EGYPT on October 29. The landfill used to be in a rural area but recently the cities sprawl has started to surround it. Hisham Fathi is in charge of the dump site and can be reached at 01004507989

(David Degner / GIZ)

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: The Kafer El-Sheikh waste dump is more of a monthly temporary holding station until they waste piles up and is transported to the desert dump site, EGYPT on October 29. The landfill used to be in a rural area but recently the cities sprawl has started to surround it. Hisham Fathi is in charge of the dump site and can be reached at 01004507989

(David Degner / GIZ)

Kafer El-Sheikh EGYPT - October 29: Waste management in Kafer El-Sheikh, EGYPT on October 29.

(David Degner / GIZ)

KAFER EL SHEIKH EGYPT - October 30: A loader loads finished compost into a truck at the sorting and compost facilities in in KAFER EL SHEIKH, EGYPT on October 30.

(David Degner / GIZ)

TANTA EGYPT - November 05: Recycled paper cartons hold eggs in an egg shop in TANTA, EGYPT on November 05.

(David Degner / GIZ)

TANTA EGYPT - November 05: Zebaline sort through the waste at a collection point TANTA, EGYPT on November 05. Mohamed, pictured, makes about 60 EGP a day sorting and selling plastic and paper, he got into the job because he couldn't find any better work.

(David Degner / GIZ)

TANTA EGYPT - November 05: Photos of waste and waste management in TANTA, EGYPT on November 05.

(David Degner / The Wire)

TANTA EGYPT - November 05: Waste is temporarily dumped before being transferred in TANTA, EGYPT on November 05. The transfer station used to have a compost center also, but it burnt down about 4 months ago. Now there is only a large pile of burnt waste that is slowly being removed, and the daily transfer of waste out to Sadat City.

(David Degner / GIZ)

TANTA EGYPT - November 05: Waste is temporarily dumped before being transferred in TANTA, EGYPT on November 05. The transfer station used to have a compost center also, but it burnt down about 4 months ago. Now there is only a large pile of burnt waste that is slowly being removed, and the daily transfer of waste out to Sadat City.

(David Degner / GIZ)

TANTA EGYPT - November 05: At the transfer station and compost factory a large pile of burnt waste is slowly being moved out of TANTA, EGYPT on November 05. An excavator disassembles the burnt waste of the old dump site before it is transported to a dump in Sadat City.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: Informal zebaleen waste sorters search through waste for valuable plastic, paper, and metal at collection points in the street in MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: Residential waste is thrown at collection points in the street in MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: Waste is collected and held at a transfer station on the edge of MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06. Informal sector sorters search for valuable paper, plastic, and metal. The waste is moved around by a loader and dump trucks.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: Waste is collected and held at a transfer station on the edge of MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06. Informal sector sorters search for valuable paper, plastic, and metal. The waste is moved around by a loader and dump trucks.

(David Degner / GIZ)

MAHALA EGYPT - November 06: Residential collection points spread trash around the street in MAHALA, EGYPT on November 06.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - November 13: Shredded plastic is recycled into hangers in a small workshop in Manshayet Nasr, CAIRO, EGYPT on November 13.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - November 13: Shredded plastic is recycled into hangers in a small workshop in Manshayet Nasr, CAIRO, EGYPT on November 13.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - November 13: Shredded plastic is recycled into hangers in a small workshop in Manshayet Nasr, CAIRO, EGYPT on November 13.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - November 13: Young women participate in e-waste recycling classes and workshop in Manshayet Nasr, CAIRO, EGYPT on November 13. They disassemble used computers and re-assemble them into finished computers that they can then re-sell.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - November 13: Young women participate in e-waste recycling classes and workshop in Manshayet Nasr, CAIRO, EGYPT on November 13. They disassemble used computers and re-assemble them into finished computers that they can then re-sell.

(David Degner / GIZ)

CAIRO EGYPT - November 13: Young women participate in e-waste recycling classes and workshop in Manshayet Nasr, CAIRO, EGYPT on November 13. They disassemble used computers and re-assemble them into finished computers that they can then re-sell.

(David Degner / GIZ)