Costa Rica: Municipalities Looking for a Garbage Recycling Company

The Federation of Metropolitan Municipalities is preparing an auction to hire a garbage processing company.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The idea is to have this this company working within two years, when the country's garbage deposit areas will be completely filled.

Juan Antonio Vargas, organization's director, pointed to, "One option is that families separate the garbage in their houses. Another is that the company receives everything together, classifying and processing it."

A third possible alternative is for the company to receive all the garbage in its plant and generate electricity from it.

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Costa Rica: Power Generation Using Waste

December 2013

A plan currently under analysis includes the purchase of power by state power generation companies.

In order to diversify sources of power generation, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is analyzing, together with 14 municipalities, a plan for the purchase of energy generated using waste.

Costa Rica: Electricity Generated from Biomass

February 2015

The Federation of Metropolitan Municipalities has renewed an agreement with the state power company to produce energy from solid waste and sell it for a period of 25 years.

This agreement was renewed despite the fact that there is still a moratorium in effect on power generation from waste, which it is estimated will be suspended in March, once the regulation governing this activity is ready.

Upcoming Tender for Waste Processing Plant

February 2013

The municipalities of the capital of Costa Rica have announced the construction a power plant which will produce energy from waste.

The project, which could be put out to tender by the middle of this year, includes the construction of the plant and a concession for its operation for twenty years. Works are expected to commence in 2014 for the plant to be in operation in 2016.

Business Opportunities in Compulsory Waste Disposal

June 2010

Costa Rica's upcoming law for Solid Waste Management introduces obligations for individuals and organizations; these open a whole new array of business opportunities.

The law, which comes into effect soon, will force companies to review, and potentially reorganize its productive processes, by quantifying and analyzing the waste they cause.

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