Waste Management and Landfill Gas Production in Kayseri, Turkey

ÖZKAN O. , UYANIK I. , Okur S. A. , Kök K., Genç T. A.

Eurasia Waste Management Symposium, İstanbul, Turkey, 28 - 30 April 2014, pp.1-2

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-2


As the volume of wastes generated in developing countries increase, management of these wastes evolve. Althoughlandfilling is not environmentally and economically a viable option, the advantage of electricity production do not go unnoticed by the municipalities as in Kayseri, Turkey. Kayseri metropolitan municipality has taken into operation of a landfill this year that will have a capacity over 3.3 million m3 of solid waste as well as a  omposting and a leachate treatment plant in a 16 ha area. Landfill gas was collected in the old landfill site (revised dump site) since 2011 and it plays a crucial role in examining the behavior of the new landfill site constructed. In this study, municipal solid waste management of Kayseri is briefly evaluated.