In Summary
  • The dumpsite, which started in 1970 as a quarry, is the only official dumping zone in the county.
  • Despite being declared full in 2001, the dumpsite has continued to receive waste.

City Hall plans to use at least Sh50 million to modernise operations at Dandora dumpsite.

Nairobi County Environment Executive Vesca Kangogo said Sh40 million will be used to buy another weighbridge.  

SOLID WASTE

She said the new weighbridge is expected to give accurate data on the tonnage of solid waste delivered at the dumpsite.

The other weighbridge at the dumpsite, which was installed in 2010, has been faulty. The machine broke down in August last year only to resume operations in April 2019.

The county government will also construct at least five new access roads around the dumpsite in Dandora 4 Ward at a cost of Sh10 million.

These are contained in the Annual development plan for the financial year 2020/2021 which were submitted to the County Assembly Sectoral Committee on Environment last week.

According to Ms Kangogo, the new roads will improve accessibility in and out of the dumpsite.  

POPULATION INCREASE

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