Plans To Turn Dandora Dumpsite Into Recreational Park Well On Course

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A Nairobi City County officer stands next to a heap of garbage along John Osogo road Dandaro Phase 4 in this file photo. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

By Nairobi News

Nairobi County’s largest dumpsite, Dandora dumpsite, may soon cease to exist as City Hall plans to turn it into a recreational park.

This comes after the county government said that plans are underway to eventually decommission the dumpsite as a way of achieving sustainable waste management in the capital city.

METHANE GAS

Nairobi County Environment Executive Veska Kangogo said Dandora dumpsite will in the meantime continue receiving residual waste but will be turned into a park once all the methane gas emanating from the decomposing waste at the site is done with.

Ms Kangogo said the plan is part of the county’s wider plans to re-engineer dumpsites in the county aimed at methane gas collection intended for electricity generation.

This is in line with the county government’s plan to set up methane gas generation plant at the dumpsite to turn most of the residual wastes at the dumpsite into the gas that will be used to power electricity generating plants. Read more>>

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