Moatize, in Mozambique, to have landfill site for mining waste

29 January 2014

A landfill site to dispose of solid waste, including hazardous waste that results from mining operation is being designed for the outskirts of the town of Moatize in Tete province, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The project to build a landfill site in the district of Moatize, by the Moz Environmental Limitada company in partnership with South African group Interwaste, comes at a time when Tete is experiencing rapid economic growth due to growth of the mining sector.

The proposal to build the landfill site, according to the draft drawn up for a public consultation promoted by ERM International Services, in partnership with Impacto Projectos e Estudos Ambientais, is the result of regional demand for waste management solutions under sustainable and environmentally safe conditions.

The proposed location for the new landfill has already been approved by the government. It will be located about 8 kilometres east of Moatize and cover an area of approximately 20 hectares. (macauhub)