This pre-feasibility study aims to assess the viability of building a composting plant, in the city of Quito, Ecuador. A composting plant was selected by the City as the preferred solution for organic waste treatment after thorough analysis of organic waste treatment options such as low- and high-tech anaerobic digestion. The organic waste for the composting plant will come at an initial stage mainly from the Mercado Mayorista, the largest open-air market in Quito, and from green waste from maintenance of the city’s parks and public spaces. The scope of this project includes waste source separation, transportation to the compost plant, the production of compost and other products associated with this technology and recovery of degraded areas in the city.
The overall objectives of this study are to determine the technical, economic and environmental viability of the construction of a composting plant in Quito to divert organic waste away from El Inga landfill.