For the development of master plan in solid waste management in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap 2003, 2004 and
    2005 COMPED was contractor by JICA for waste analysis in both cities.
  In order to develop a guide for a decision making and implementation of urban organic waste utilization projects in
    Cambodia COMPED Organization conducted waste composistion analysis in four cities Battambang, Siem Reap,
    Kompongcham, and Phnom Penh as well as researching on best practics technologies on biomass utilization in
  Promotion sustainable use of waste biomass in Cambodia, Lao, people democratic republic and Thailand
    combining food security bio-energy and climate protection benefits 2009 - 2011; APN Project
  Energy for life development education campaign in the critical role of renewable energies for poverty reduction and
    sustanable development 2009 - 2010; EU Project
  Multi fuel policy development for solid biomass utilization and capacity building plan for EEP Makong countries
    2011 - 2012; Mekong Project

The study on solid waste management in the municipality of Phnom Penh. Period:

February 2003 – March 2005
Financed by: JICA


Municipal solid waste composition in Phnom Penh

  Waste Composition Percentage Remarks
  Food Waste 63,30%  
  Glass and Wood 6,8%  
  Paper and Cardboard 6,4%  
  Metal/Glass, Rubber/Leather textile, Ceramic/Stone 3%  
  Other 5%  

Promoting sustainable use of waste biomass in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand: Combining food security, bio-energy and climate protection benefits.

June 2009 – June 2010
Financed by: APN- Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research


Waste composition in Battambang City

  Source Compostable Recyclable Other
  Household 75% 4% 21%
  Restaurant and Hotel 60% 11% 29%
  Market Waste 86,5% 1.28% 12.22%

Preparatory research for the development for an action plan for solid waste management in Battambang city, Cambodia

October 2011
Financed by: UNESCAP 


Municipal solide waste composition in four Cities

  City Food Waste Peper/Cardboard Wood/Glass Plastice Metal Textile Glass Other
  Phnom Penh 70% 5% 6% 6% 2% 3% 2% 6%
  Battambang 71% 2% 6% 10% 3% 2% 4% 2%
  Siem Reap 54% 6% 11% 11% 1% 3% 3% 11%
  Kampong Cham 60% 5% 3% 12% 1% 1% 2% 16%

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