Xi'an

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Population
9.4
MILLION
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MSW treated
3.8
MIO T/YR
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Area
10,108
km²

The project boundary of Xi’an City covers the urban districts as well as two counties and, thus, includes a total population of 9.4 million people. Two-levels of government are responsible for waste management in the city with Xi’an Municipal Administration Bureau being the key institution at the municipal level. It takes care for the macro-management of municipal environmental sanitation as well as guides and supervises the authorities of district-, county- and development zone-levels. The daily amount of MSW generated within the project boundary in Xi’an was 10,400 tons per day (ca. 3.80 million tons annually) with all waste being disposed at a sanitary landfill.

Performance of Xi’an
MSW management system in 2018

  • 1.1 Waste collection coverage (%)
  • 1.2 Waste Captured
    by the System (%)
  • 1C Quality of waste
    collection services
  • 2 Controlled
    treatment
    and disposal (%)
  • 2E Degree
    of environmental
    protection in waste
    treatment and disposal
  • 3 Recycling rate
    (%, formal system)
  • 3R Quality of 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) provision
  • 4U User inclusivity
  • 4P Provider inclusivity
  • 5F Financial sustainability
  • 6N National solid waste management framework
  • 6L Local institutional coherence

GHG emissions from the waste sector*

  • Business-as-usual (BAU) scenario (tCO2e/y)
  • Integrated Waste Management (IWM) Scenario (tCO2e/y)
* the GHG emissions data provided for the year 2022 (both BAU and IWM Scenarios) is indicative. The emissions associated with the IWM Scenario are forecasted by the project team on the basis of activities that are to be implemented within the scope of the IWM NAMA project along with the actions planned by the local authorities independently. Every year, the actual data on emissions will be updated as result of GHG emissions monitoring and published on the website under the IWM Scenario. The GHG emissions associated with the BAU Scenario will also be updated annually taking into account the amount and composition of waste generated by each demo-city within the project boundary.