Tyre, Lebanon


Letter of intent

Tyre, Lebanon

Solid waste generation data

100,000 tons per year


Action plan

As part of its technical assistance project, OMSAR has prepared an Integrated Regional Waste Management Plan for the waste generation in the entire District of Tyre. The aim of the master plan was to set the framework that will stimulate the formation of an integrated sustainable waste management system that will:

Reduce the environmental and health impacts of waste management
Enhance the resource recovery activities
Increase the efficiency and the cost – effectiveness of the existing system
Strengthen the institutional development and the cost recovery

The plan was designed in a way where social and institutional aspects take the same weight as the purely technical, environmental and economic considerations. The analysis of both the baseline assessment and the proposed plan has been made based on the “hardware” and “software” components of waste management.

The estimation of waste sector greenhouse gas emissiones in Tyre Caza, Lebanon, was prepared by SCS Engineers under contract for the International Solid Waste Association for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Waste Initiative. The estimation was developed as part of expert assistance being provided to the city of Tyre the Waste Initiative since July 2019.

A Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool (SWEET) published by the CCAC Waste Initiative was used to investigate waste sector emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from Tyre Caza in southern Lebanon, under multiple waste management scenarios. Publications on waste management in Lebanon, including an Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP) for Tyre Caza and Updated Master Plan for the closure and rehabilitation of uncontrolled dumpsites throughout Lebanon, provided data that were used in this study along with updated information provided by Lebanon’s Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR).

Municipal contact

Karim Hashash
Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Environmental Officer

Municipal representative

Hassan Dbouq
Municipality of Tyre

State representative

Mohamad Baraki
Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
Projects Manager