Solid waste management challenges in the Dominican Republic are complex and multidimensional. One in four households do not have access to waste collection services. There is a lack of coordinated resources for community engagement and behavior change, and an absence of a national legal framework to establish action plans or enforceable policies. Open dump sites also present a range of serious environmental and human health concerns, including environmental degradation, water contamination, and air pollution.

USAID’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program seeks to develop, test, and implement new models that promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and enhance solid waste management (SWM) through four guiding objectives:  strengthen local and regional markets for recycled plastics; build social and behavior change; increase capacity and effective SWM governance; facilitate public-private partnerships.

Key Statistics
Informal and open dumpsites
Households are not served by solid waste management collection services
About 7,000
Waste are generated daily


Bottles in Net
While CCBO is global in scope, the program will build on previous USAID recycling programs such as the Municipal Waste Recycling Program through an initial focus on key countries in Asia and Latin America.
Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Maldives, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

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