Guidelines & Tools

Solid Waste Management Guide for Developing Countries


The US EPA developed the Best Practices for Solid Waste Management: A Guide for Decision-Makers in Developing Countries to share best practices with local decision-makers in developing countries. The Guide covers a diverse set of important topics for city-level decision-makers including stakeholder engagement, waste management planning and economics, waste collection and transportation, prevention, minimization, and recycling, landfill design and operation, and energy recovery. The Guide is designed to facilitate easy navigation between topics and external resources to help the reader find the information needed to address their solid waste management challenges.

The Guide is available in English, Spanish and French.