PE09 Municipality of Lima’s Organic Waste Valorization Program

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services, SO4 Improved air quality
Start Date Q1  May 22 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2020
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 96,126
Budget Percentage 100%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 96126
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 75,794
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Municipality of Lima
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
GGGI Project Code : PE09
Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

In Peru it is estimated that the total generation of municipal solid waste exceeds 19,000 tons per day. Of this total, 53.64% is organic solid waste. In 2015 based on a study of the Peru’s Solid Waste NAMA, it was estimated that of the total solid organic waste, 85.5% corresponds to household organic waste and 14.5% corresponds to organic waste from markets. Nationwide, this organic waste exceeds the capacity of the 34 existing landfills (as of 2018). These landfills generate GHGs through biological decomposition of waste. 

The project objectives are to develop concrete recommendations for waste reduction in order to reduce pressure on limited landfills and seek options for adding value to organic waste (new product/market options). 

The Lima Municipality (MML in Spanish) has ambition to develop a waste to resources plant but has not undertaken any work to understand the markets, uses and value added that its waste profile can generate. Jointly, GGGI and the MML have prioritized organic waste for deeper analysis since it comprises the majority of the waste profile. To this end, GGGI will provide a detailed waste valorization assessment that will have two stages. 

Activities in Stage 1 in 2019 include i.) Organizing existing information and conducting a detailed actor map and situation analysis of the organic waste value chain ii.) Interviewing key actors to understand their needs, gaps and potential uses for solid waste that both adds value and reduces waste generation iii.) Providing detailed recommendations on organic waste recovery options to the MML and validate them with key actors 

Activities in Stage 2 in 2020 will focus on i.) Identifying investment opportunities for waste valorization strategies for scaling up existing solid waste municipal projects or developing new ones, ii.) Establishing synergies with the private sector and iii.) Seeking more international funding for projects linked with the recommendations found in the 2019 waste value chain assessment.  

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Communities in Lima’s urban core experience improved air quality and livelihoods as a result of reduced organic waste at landfills. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies:N/A

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  • Total of 2 capacity building activities in the form of field assessment and working sessions. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Aaron Drayer 

Donovan Storey, Pablo Pena, Paola Cordova, Shomi Kim