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Bulky Waste Management

Bulky Waste is identified as wastes that are too large to be collected through regular waste collection services. When not managed well, these items are a breeding ground for vector-borne disease and a source for environmental pollution especially from hazardous materials such as oil, coolant, fuel, brake, and other fluids; air-conditioning gases; and heavy metals including lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and mercury.

Project Description

PacWastePlus is assisting Pacific Island Countries to improve the management of End-Of-Life vehicles and End-of-Life Tyres by providing guidelines and technical notes on safe handling and dismantling and options for in-country management of these items.

What will this project do?

This regional project will work with the GEF ISLANDS project to develop:

  • Guiding document and a Decision Support Tool to guide participating countries on how to design and implement a national ELV management programme.
  • Develop Drafting/Guiding Notes on how to draft national legislation for the management of End-of-Life vehicles
  • Establish safe Dismantling Training Manual to be implemented by national governments to ensure both safeties of workers and prevent discharges into the environment.
  • Publications and awareness materials

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Without proper processing, scrapping, and recycling, End of Life Vehicles (ELV) are abandoned, landfilled, or stockpiled at poorly managed scrap yards.
  • ELV contains hazardous components that have environmental and health impacts

1.Designing Legislation on End of Life Vehicle and End of Life Tyres management – A Guide for Legal Drafters

2.Training Manual  – to mainstream waste management into existing Automobile courses

3. Guideline – to ensure safe handling, dismantling, storage and disposal of End of Life Vehicle and End of Life Tyres management