Ankara Integrated Solid Waste Management - Flowers come out from landfill
A short description of the NBS project
The main goal of the project is the development of an integrated solid waste management system for the mixed collected waste and rehabilitation of old wild landfills.
The developed system is designed in accordance with the characteristics of Ankara garbage; sorting Facility, Fermentation and Composting Facility, Energy Production Facility. Landfills, which are a very disadvantageous place in terms of environment and community health, have become a technology park that produces technology and brings value to the economy of the employment providing country.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
high (dense city center, etc.)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Urban water management and quality Urban water management and quality
Air Quality Air quality at district/city scale
Air quality locally
Urban Space and Biodiversity Biodiversity
Urban space design
Urban space management
Urban Regeneration and Soil Air quality at district/city scale
Resource efficiency Food, energy and water
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Environmental justice and social cohesion Environmental Justice: Recognition
Environmental Justice: Procedural Justice
Environmental Justice: Distributional Justice
Environmental Justice: Capabilities
Environmental Justice: Responsibility
Urban planning and governance Urban planning and form
Governance in planning
People Security Control of crimes
Control of extraordinary events
Green economy Circular economy
Direct economic value of NBS
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative?
A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
ITC Invest Trading & Consulting AG
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
The owner of the project is the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. ITC is the contractor company
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
cluster2_new_public_management Public_private_partnership Built-operate-transfer
Global Estimated cost of the project
more than 5M€
Description of the financing mechanism
85 % of the costs is covered bybank credits15% is financed by ITC
Technological Create value from waste The innovativeness of the business model is, that local private investors and municipality project management. Social Organizational
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
short (immediately to few months)
Expected life time of the intervention
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
Knowledge_drivers Collaboration Climate_change Governance_drivers Process_efficiencies Capacity_building Economy_drivers Public_private_partnerships ø
Knowledge_barriers Technical_inadequacy Governance_barriers Complexity_of_governance_structure Economy_barriers Risk_perception
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
please google "ITC mamak"
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468