Kermanshah MBWT Project

(Mechanical and Biological Waste Treatment)

To the Production of RDF

(Refused Derived Fuels)


Characteristics of Waste Management Project in Kermanshah City, Iran 

- 16 ha premises, of which 6 ha paved areas for windrows and compost storage

- 6500 m² buildings

- 250 B IRRials total investment from 2001 to 2020 (about 6 M€ and 100 B IRRials)

  (for 2021 it is about  9 M€)

- 200 job opportunities

- 200,000 Mg/annum throughput (600-700 Mg/day):

  • 45% rotting loss
  • 25% compost (about 50,000 Mg)
  • 9.5% recyclables (such as paper, PET, metal, plastic, tiers, stone and etc.)
  • 20% RDF (Refused Derived Fuels, such as plastic bags, textile and etc.)
  • 5% residue



"Machineries" (Mechanical Treatment)



"Separating of Organic Material" (Biological Treatment)




"Separating of Recyclable Waste" (Mechanical Treatment)


"Pressing of Recyclable Waste"


"Separating of Waste with Calorific Value" (Mechanical Treatment)

This kind of waste can be used as RDF (Refused Derived Fuels) in Cement Industries (Gasoline), producing of a kind of MDF (a new technology) or waste Incineration Systems (very costly in high consumption and in compare of other technologies).


"Using RDF in Industry (Briquette RDF)" (This part has not been established in Kermanshah and needs investment)


"Producing of MDF from RDF" (new technology)



Ecological-Economical Justifications of the Waste Processing Plan to RDF Producing in Kermanshah City (Hidden Value) 

  • Reducing the annual emission of 700 thousand tons of greenhouse gases and 100 thousand cubic meters of leachate, the spread of microbes, the spread of waste to the surrounding plains and other health issues caused by the burial of 210 thousand tons of waste per year
  • Preventing the annual destruction of 4 hectares of lands for waste burial in Kermanshah city
  • Reducing waste burial costs
  • Separating of recycled waste (paper, glass, metal, plastic, shoes, rubber, wood, stone and etc.) as raw materials
  • Producing 50 thousand tons of Compost to promote and develop sustainable agriculture
  • Producing about 35 to 40 thousand tons of RDF in order to use in cement factory (equal to the calorific value of 20 million cubic meters of gas for 10 thousand households)
  • Due to the increase in the price of polymer materials (plastic and disposable bags), RDF is separated and the rest is supposed to be delivered as raw materials to convert it into gasoline fuel
  • The rest, about 3% of the waste, which is dry, should be transferred to the burial place
  • Creation of 200 job opportunities



 "Rubble Recycling Project in Kermanshah, Iran"

In 2014, 2 lines of Rubble Recycling Machinery with equipment were purchased by a total investment of 1.2 M€ and 10 B IRRials in total investment of 60 B IRRials (for 2021 total investment is about 1.5 M€).