Waste management and circular economy

Project description

Title: Solid waste management and circular economy
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Algeria
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Water Resources and the Environment (MREE)
Overall term: 2014 to 2019


The Algerian Government attaches great importance to the issue of waste management as it is a source of considerable public dissatisfaction. Municipalities often lack the efficient structures and procedures required to ensure that waste is collected and transported, streets are cleaned and citizens are aware of waste management issues. Regional and national administrative bodies and operators lack the human, institutional and administrative capacities and skills necessary to implement an integrated waste management system that creates jobs.


Human, institutional and administrative capacities have improved in the local, regional and national administrations, and among the operators. This supports an integrated waste management system that is creating jobs.


The programme provides support in the following areas:

  • Improvements in the municipal collection and transportation of domestic waste, and awareness raising on waste management
  • Efficient disposal and sorting at waste management facilities
  • Increased recycling of waste
  • Improved training and exchange of experiences in the waste sector

The pilot regions are the Wilayas of Annaba, Sétif and Tlemcen.
The consulting firm PEM GmbH supports the implementation of the project.