Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa

Faculty Advisor

Robertson, Thomas B

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


This project, prepared for the Centro Nacional de Produccion mas Limpia, explores the feasibility of using composting and/or biogas technology in the municipality of Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, in order to reduce their volume of solid waste and thereby increase the lifespan of their new landfill. Using data obtained through interviews and literature review we prepared a cost benefit analysis of available technologies and developed a course of action to improve the management of biodegradable waste in the municipality.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts