n Aradkouh Complex, a portion of the waste is incinerated for fuel production and used for compost production.
Whereas Aradkouh Complex, located near Kahrizak just south of Tehran, One of the main landfills that process the capital’s waste environmental-friendly, a large portion of wastes produced in Tehran have been dumped or buried unsystematically, officials say.
“About 90% of the city's wastes are disposed with no regard to regulations”, the head of Tehran's office of the Department of Environment told ISNA, added that “while waste recycling can help reduce costs and slash greenhouse gas emissions”.
With a population of over 8.5 million, Tehran generates some 7,000 to 8,000 tons of wastes every day, which is only household waste.
“Construction wastes amount to more than 50,000 tons daily,” Mohammad Hossein Bazgir also said.
"What's worse, 70% of Tehran's wastes are actually recyclable," he added, describing waste as unused treasure.
One of the main landfills in Tehran is the Aradkouh Complex for Waste Processing and Disposal, located near Kahrizak just south of Tehran. Tons of solid wastes end up in the complex daily, but only a small portion is recycled.
In Aradkouh Complex “a portion of the waste is incinerated for fuel production and used for compost production. But a huge amount of it is buried untreated in the landfill, which has been in use for over 45 years and so far has received over 35 million tons of waste,” Hossein Jafari, the head of Tehran Waste Management Organization, told the Persian weekly Salamat last summer.