Our Partners

WtERT Morocco works with several organizations and individuals to promote Best Available Technologies for sustainable waste management to recover material and energy in Morocco.
Columbia Earth Engineering Center
Global WtERT Council

Welcome to WtERT Morocco

The Moroccan chapter of Global WtERT Council (GWC) was founded in partnership with Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) to promote in the Kingdom of Morocco, energy recovery from waste by the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into usable heat, electricity or fuel through a Waste-to-Energy facility, to solve two major challenges in Morocco : the disposal of solid waste and the generation of clean energy to reduce GHG emissions.

Now is the time to turn Africa’s waste into energy

In the WtERT Community we enhance the ability to understand, witness and raise awareness of existing problems and solutions in the field of waste and resource management.  We stimulate a significant change in communication of solid waste management – for the benefit of our environment and  humanity.

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First WtE plant in Africa

Technologies for managing post-recycling waste

Morocco Survey of Municipal Solid Waste

  • 710,850 km2 of territory

  • 12 Regions
  • 1503 Municipalities
  • 36.6 million Citizens (2021)

  • GDP $259.4 billion (2020)
    GDP per capita $6,900 (2020)

  • MSW Generation: 6.852 million tons (2015)
  • Per Capita MSW Generation:
    Urban: 0.76 kg/day
    Rural: 0.3 kg/day


MSW Data from 2015, (still updating data for 2021)

Openly dumped

Impacts and the role of WtE


Energy-from-Waste (EfW or waste-to-energy) facilities offer a safe, technologically advanced means of waste disposal while also generating clean, renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting recycling through the recovery of metals. According to WtERT, Waste-to-Energy is not only a good idea but it is the only practical idea for avoiding wasting land, metal, and energy resources, by landfilling post-recycling urban wastes.

2Water Treatment

Leachate treatment are missing in all major controlled landfills, except in Meknes Landfill operated by Veolia.

3Metals & minerals recovery from WtE ash

Our Research Projects

Our Latest News

14 September
Morocco Survey of Municipal Solid Waste

Table 1. Reported Tonnages of Imported and Exported Landfilled MSW and Estimated Total...

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Featured Projects

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We welcome researchers to join us to support R&D in the Waste-to-Energy sector in Morocco.