The Tunisian government has chosen to shut down Borj Chakir landfill stationed near the capital Tunis.
Its closedown is scheduled to be within two years. The commitment was made by Mokhtar Hammami, the Tunisian Minister of Local Affairs and Environment.
“We have been implementing a waste disposal policy for more than 22 years, with no results. Today, we have made the final decision to move towards waste recovery,” explains Mokhtar Hammami. Located 8 km from the capital Tunis, this site receives between 2,700 and 3,000 tonnes of waste daily. This waste is transported by truck from the governorates of Tunis, Manouba, Ariana and Ben Arous.