Solid Waste Management (SWM)

A Brief Introduction
  • Solid waste generation is an inevitable consequence from a variety of human activities such as in households, working places, restaurants and shops, shopping complexes, recreational sites etc.;
  • Growing population and rapid urbanisation have further increased the burden of solid waste on the receiving environment;
  • It is a challenge for all cities or towns in the world to successfully control and manage the increasing amount of solid waste produced without the cooperation from the local public;
  • In many cases, waste can be reused or recycled into raw materials or other useful products where depletion of new raw material for production can be avoided.
Our Services
Eco-Ideal has provided a diverse range of solid waste management services over the years. Our specific services in the field of integrated solid waste management include:
  • Policy and Integrated Waste Planning;
  • Legal and Organisation Aspects;
  • Master Plan and Local Action Plans;
  • Waste Minimisation Strategies;
  • Technical Design and Solutions;
  • Contract and Project Management;
  • Waste Characterisation;
  • Feasibility Studies;
  • Technical Studies;
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
  • Carbon Emission Reduction and Carbon Footprint Initiatives;
  • Smart Waste Management Solutions;
  • Data and Information Management;
  • Education and Training.
Strengths and Track Records

Our involvement includes various aspects of integrated SWM, ranging from strategic planning, master plan, legal and institutional aspects, capacity building and training, technical and feasibility studies, implementation and monitoring of concrete projects and programmes. Most of these projects are anchored in governmental agencies and we have developed a strong relationship with our counterparts including providers as well as NGOs. Public participation in SWM is another strong field particularly in engaging the community into waste minimisation and we have done numerous awareness and training events.


The selected references are listed below:

Waste Planning and Management
  • Putrajaya waste minimisation and management action plan;
  • Study on integrated solid waste management in Sarawak;
  • Tender support and submission for Waste-to-Energy (WtE) KL at Taman Beringin;
  • Landfill modernisation masterplan for Peninsular Malaysia;
  • Safe landfill closure plan for BAKAJ landfill;
  • National appropriate mitigation actions (NAMA) facility application: support to an integrated E-waste management system in Sabah;
  • Formulation of food waste management plan for greater KL/ Klang Valley;
  • Waste facility planning for Peninsular Malaysia for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, funded by DANIDA Solid Waste Management Component;
  • SWM Master Plan Study for the State of Sabah;
  • National Waste Minimisation in Malaysia – Pilot Project in Miri;
  • Policy analysis in WtE projects;
  • SWM sector component preparation;
  • Barrier analysis of biomass supply chain as a renewable fuel in Malaysia;
  • Waste generation including industries inventories;
  • Used tyre management framework system (strategy and draft regulations);
  • SWM baseline and recycling study in Kuching/ Sarawak;
  • Waste management in legal and institutional aspects;
  • Planning and implementation of a community-based 3-R recycling centre in Kuching.
Technical and Feasibility Studies
  • Study on Integrated Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste in Sabah;
  • Solid waste composition and characterisation studies;
  • Post-project survey for E-waste collection, segregation and transportation from households for recycling in Penang Island;
  • Survey on existing recycling practice in Malaysia;
  • Pre-project survey for E-waste collection, segregation and transportation from households for recycling in Penang Island;
  • Study on scrap tyres management for Penisular Malaysia;
  • SWMC community initiatives and educational fund dissemination reports;
  • Existing practices of private waste transporters (Melaka) survey;
  • Participation rates in the scheduled collection of the bulky and green waste survey;
  • The waste amount, storage capacity and waste density in landed residential areas survey;
  • Generation of non-hazardous industrial wastes in selected industrial areas (Melaka) survey;
  • Pre-feasibility study on biogas production from palm oil waste in selected areas of Malaysia;
  • Identification of good practices on SWM;
  • Illegal dumpsites identification in selected areas in Majlis Daerah Hulu Selangor Report;
  • Handbook for LAs for registration of landfills and illegal dumpsites;
  • The amount, generation and flow of electronic and electrical (EE) waste in Singapore and Malaysia management study;
  • EIA for the storage facility for used oil and used batteries;
  • Waste minimisation (recycling) master plan study;
  • The cost benefit assessment of organic waste technologies for hotels and university in Penang;
  • Fast rate composting technologies for organic food waste and household composting options (compost bins, Vermin-composting etc.) assessment;
  • Pre-feasibility study and biogas design for biogas applications in the animal waste in Sarawak;
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) potential in waste sectors (including renewable energy potential) in Malaysia study;
  • Pre-feasibility study on wood waste to an energy power plant in Bintulu, Sarawak.
Data Management
  • Web-based solid waste data reporting system (MYWASTE) for the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia Set-Up;
  • DANIDA Solid Waste Management Component;
  • Comprehensive environmental database management system Development – including setting up the Sarawak solid waste information management system for landfill monitoring.
Project Management
  • Landfill gas recovery and utilisation at Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill, Selangor;
  • Technology assessment for biogas production from waste at centralised livestock farming area, Samarahan, Sarawak.