Municipal solid waste management in Kazakhstan: astana and almaty case studies

Vassilis J. Inglezakis, Konstantinos Moustakas, Gulzhan Khamitovac, Diyar Tokmurzin, Ramilyam Rakhmatulina, Bota Serik, Yerkezhan Abikak, Stavros G. Poulopoulos

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The present paper provides an overview of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management in Kazakhstan and focuses in more detail on two major cities, Astana, the new capital and Almaty, the former capital of the country. Legislation, current management policy, facilities and infrastructure, as well as typical solid waste quantity and composition are presented and analysed in detail in the light of the recently approved long-Term waste management plan. The analysis is supported by the implementation of a Decision Support Tool (DSS), which provides insights in waste management needs and supports comparison and ranking of Integrated Waste Management (IWMP) alternatives. Finally, a certain IWMP plan is proposed, which could be used as a basis for further detailed feasibility studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
EditorsJiri Jaromir Klemes, Peng Yen Liew, Wai Shin Ho, Jeng Shiun Lim
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788895608471
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Kazakhstan
  • municipal solid waste (MSW)
  • waste management plan


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