UNDP Conducts Training on Transfer Stations for JSC Employees

Apr 25, 2017

Today was the last day in a specialized training program by the United Nations Program (UNDP) about Transfer Station Management and Operation for employees from the Joint Services Council of Irbid.


The 3-days training program aims at enabling the operational and technical team from Irbid Joint Services Council of Irbid (JSC) to implement the most appropriate operational procedure for handling and managing the transfer station. It will also enhance the technical capacity of the participants in maintaining the fleets and equipment that will be used for uploading and unloading the waste.

Transfer stations (TS) play a key role in the Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSW) chain due to the economic advantage they provide in transferring large amounts of MSW to their final destinations (landfills or treatment facilities).


The training tackled a number of topics such as calculating the required manpower and machineries needed, estimating capacity of transfer stations as well as safety conditions at work. As part of explaining the operational procedure to participants, a prototype of Jerash transfer station was used to demonstrate Roll On Roll Off system.


This training program is part of the project “Improving Solid Waste Management and Income Creation in Host Communities - Rehabilitation of Al Ekaider Landfill” which is funded by the government of Canada in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Joint Services Council of Irbid. The project aims at providing support to the Joint Services Council in the Northern governorate of Irbid through improvement of solid waste management at Al Ekaider Landfill to mitigate the impact of Syrian refugees influx and rehabilitating its building to become environmentally friendly (green buildings).


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