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Santa Juana

FACTS and Statistics
  • Population: 13,749
  • Housing: 6.219
  • Area: 731 km2
  • Main Economic Activities: Agriculture, forestry and trade.
  • T/RSM Year: 3.679
  • Small Dump Sites: 7
  • Community Landfill: No
  • Sanitary Landfill Disposal: Landfill Hidronor Copiulemu, La Florida
  • Environmental Certification: Basic


Currently, there is no source-segregation and all municipal waste is transported and disposed of at the landfill. Our Programme is supporting Santa Juana in improving their current source-separation project so that organics can be diverted from households and processed at the composting facility.


Santa Juana is the first municipality to receive support from Reciclo Orgánicos. Santa Juana will soon commence operations at its new composting plant, where organic residues from the municipality will be managed. The key infrastructural components of the facility were financed with funds from the Sub-secretariat of Regional Development (SUBDERE) and had the support of the Regional Government (GORE) of Bío Bío and its advisors. The Government of Canada is providing, through Reciclo Orgánicos, financial and technical assistance for the operationalization of the plant as well as community engagement to raise awareness among the residents about the beneficial recovery and utilization of organic resources and how it can combat climate change.