The project will install a full functional prototype bio-methanation plant with the capacity of 3 metric tons (MT) organic waste per day at solid waste transfer station in Teku, Kathmandu. The installation of bio-methanation plant will contribute to convert waste to energy and improve environmental conditions of Kathmandu by management of municipal wastes. It will protect the city from a degrading and unaesthetic environment, haphazard dumping of wastes, irritating smells etc.
It is creating save environment groups (SEGs) with local dwellers and mobilising existing local groups, clubs, schools, etc. to conduct regular interactions and meetings with community people for the management of solid wastes in order to improve the environment, as well as to demonstrate sustainable solid waste management practices.
The project encourages and trains to use 3R principles (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) of SWM practices. This approach is promoted to reduce the increasing costs associated with transfer of wastes to limited landfill sites and its management.