waste dumpsite

Philippines – reducing the environmental footprint of super-typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

Waste "cliff" on the Santo Niño waste dumpsite in Tacloban, Philippines

The City Administration of Tacloban, together with the United Nations, had approximately 300,000 m³ of disaster debris brought to the “Holy Child” dumpsite. As in many countries around the world, the waste is being pushed over the existing edge. This way, the waste  is not compacted, and the waste is growing into a mountain. From time to time the waste slope fails and collapses, as can be seen in the rear third of the slope. The height of the waste dump is > 20 m above ground.