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BURUNDI Waste Management and Disposal Providers

Bujumbura, the Capital, has a huge problem with waste management. To solve problems with pollution, a lot of work has to be done. One challenge is to find a good solution for the solid waste pollution in Bujumbura city, but the biggest challenges will be to manage air pollution and ground water pollutions. Burundi cities also lack solid waste disposal units; the uncollected waste-water is channelled through open grounds, settlements, agricultural land and eventually flows in open clean water.

SETEMU (Services Techniques Municipaux)

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE CITIES

SETEMU (Services Techniques Municipaux) is a department attached to the municipality of Bujumbura, the contact number is +257 22224927 and BGC (Bujumbura Garbage Collection) is a privately owned company based in Bujumbura but operating in all provinces in Burundi, the contact number is +257 22210019 

BUJUMBURA MUNICIPALITY

Most of the solid wastes is composed of poisonous and acidic materials such as asplastic, rubber, metal, textile, waster, animal waste and grass and is mixed with water sources which are the inflows of Lake Tanganyika from which all drinking water of Bujumbura is drawn.

The big quantity of solid waste in town generates many problems in the city as far as management is concerned.

There are 3 waste management systems in place:

1 At household level

It is the responsibility of the household to keep their solid waste inside their plot/fences waiting for its collection; Garbage collecting is carried out once per week,

2 Garbage collection and dumping

Collected waste is forwarded to a dump not landscaped. It is a clayey and marshy ground where waste is deposited in bulk. Waste does not undergo any treatment; it is also frequent to meet deposits of waste through the city mainly around the markets and other Community equipment.

3 Solid waste treatment 

The town of Bujumbura does not have appropriate solid waste management system. Solid waste is discharged in disorder on a non-organized site and do not undergo any treatment. The following companies are active in waste disposal activities in Burundi:

SETEMU (Services Techniques Municipaux) is a department attached to the municipality of Bujumbura, the contact number is +257 22224927 and BGC (Bujumbura Garbage Collection) is a privately owned company based in Bujumbura but operating in all provinces in Burundi, the contact number is +257 22210019