Debris removal and processing, including debris recycling, can be critical to helping a population to recover from crisis. It can also be essential to dispose of debris that is blocking humanitarian actives. Safe and well managed disposal sites are key to debris removal. They have to be established in suitable locations, follow national safety rules and be able to process all of the debris removed.
Indicator used for response monitoring ?
This indicator may be monitored together with the Shelter cluster or livelihoods clusters who support the clearing of roads and private housing as well as the processing of debris. There is no recommended number of sites per location required. The number of sites needed must be ascertained by specialist after estimating the amount of debris that needs removal and processing, and the context of the crisis.
Guidance on phases
Selecting a safe disposal site for debris and rubble is important. This is done together with the local government and environmental experts to ensure that safety standards are adhered to. The approach will vary from context to context. The best solution should be found in the field together with partners.
Cluster members -programme monitoring