Municipal waste management has been a problem in Georgia for many years, both in terms of insufficient quality and coverage of waste related services, and in the consequential adverse impacts on human health and the environment. Municipalities with limited capacities and resources are struggling to provide effective waste services for their population. While waste services in city and municipality administrative centers need improvement, many smaller cities and villages still remain unserved by an effective municipal waste management system. Optimization and improvement of existing landfills has commenced at a national scale. However, significant investments are needed for the construction and maintenance of new regional sanitary landfills and transfer stations, as well as for the closure and aftercare of old disposal sites that are no longer required due to new regional landfills.
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