Disaster Waste Management

Disaster Waste Management (DWM) guidelines and collaboration tools


If disasters happen, huge amount and various types of waste is generated at once. Such disaster waste might be a major hindrance against relief, recover and reconstruction. Japan, as a disaster-prone country, has been suffering from various disasters, and trying to improve DWM. We believe we could contribute to proper DWM in other countries including Asia and the pacific by utilizing those experiences and communication.
*This site is operated by Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM) and sponsored by Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ).

International and Localized Guidelines:

JSMCWM and MOEJ have published International (English) guideline for DWM with our experiences and discussion, information sharing with global experts. Also we developed local version for several countries (in each language) based on workshops and communication. These are evolving day by day. We are always accepting new information and opinions.
– English version/ international guideline (March 2018)
– Indonesian version (March 2019)
– Thai version (March 2019)
– Nepali version (March 2020)

You can download each guideline here.

English version/ international guideline (March 2018)


Indonesian version (March 2019)


Thai version (March 2019)


Nepali version (March 2020)



Please visit Ministry of the Environment’s “Disaster Waste Management Information Site”

You can watch the video “Disaster waste disposal After the Great East Japan Earthquake” at You Tube

Technical information:

Coming soon

Symposium and training program: -2021 March Symposium and training program

Please see the page “Disaster Waste Management; Symposium on 11 March, 2021 and training program”

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