Municipal waste in Uganda is generally composed of wet carbon and nitrogen rich
materials that include: organic waste from households, agro industrial waste slaughter houses, food industry and agro waste: manure and straw. Over 70% of the municipal solid waste is vegetable matter which can be utilized for energy production.
The residents of Kampala City produce more than 500 tons of garbage on a daily basis of which more than 73% is vegetative matter.
The waste can be used to produce biogas which can be used for domestic fuel and for power generation.
The combustible waste matter and the biogas can be used for electricity generation.
Production of manure
The end product from biogas generation is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and humus and can be used to replace imported fertilizers and increase agricultural productivity on farms.