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Construction and Operation of a Sanitary Landfill: Experience of Dhaka City Corporation


Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) inaugurated the first ever sanitary landfill in Bangladesh at Matuail in October 2007. A dump site was transformed into a sanitary landfill. This was a very tough job and DCC succeeded very nicely. Now DCC is doing the tougher and the challenging task; operating the landfill as a sanitary landfill.

Matuail Landfill never sleeps! It is operated 24 hours a day in 3 shifts. It receives around 1,200 tons per day, arriving at both daytime and nighttime. Over 350 truck trips arrive to the landfill in one day. The truck enters through the LF gate and proceeds to the weighbridge. A weighbridge operator inputs the truck weight and arrival times into the PC. The truck then proceeds to the waste dumping areas using access roads built on the waste disposal areas. A waste instructor instructs the truck where to unload its waste. Three types of heavy equipments are used in Matuail Landfill; excavator to unload the trucks, tyre dozer to push the waste away from the platform & feed the bull dozers and bull dozers to spread & compact the dumped wastes which are operated 24 hours as required. Now the empty truck descends from the waste disposal area, and goes to the vehicle washing bays where the tires and body are sprayed by water. The truck then leaves the site. For more information you can download the attached report.