D.Waste-Net (Disaster Waste Treatment Support Network) Functions and Roles
- D.Waste-Net is managed by the Ministry of the Environment with cooperation from member organizations.
- D.Waste-Net has the following functions and roles during disasters and during times of peace in order for the treatment of disaster waste to be carried out appropriately, smoothly and promptly according to the type and scale of the disaster based on support requests made by the Ministry of the Environment.
Functions/roles during non-disaster times
Support for local governments for the establishment of disaster waste treatment plans, personnel training, and disaster prevention practice, etc.
Notation and inspection of various responses to disaster waste countermeasures, and publication of the findings
Maintenance and improvement of disaster prevention capabilities through D.Waste-Net member interactions and information exchange sessions, etc.
Functions/roles during disasters
First response/emergency response (initial response)
Dispatch of specialists and technicians to local governments affected by disasters, construction of treatment systems, dissemination of disposal and sorting methods for residential waste and clean-up waste, etc., provision/operational management of primary temporary storage spaces according to an initial estimation of the volume of clean-up waste, etc., countermeasures for offensive odors/harmful insects, on-site support for the treatment of problem materials, etc.
General waste-related organizations
Dispatch of waste collection vehicles and workers to local governments affected by disasters, collection and removal of residential waste, human waste, evacuation site waste and clean-up waste, on-site support for treatment, etc.
(Includes cooperation with volunteers, etc., according to the on-site situation)
Restoration/reconstruction support (medium and long term support)
Estimation of the volume of disaster waste and disaster situation information, establishment of an execution plan for the treatment of disaster waste, technical support for the provision of secondary temporary storage spaces and medium-term treatment/final disposal points by local governments affected by disasters, etc.
Waste treatment organizations, construction industry organizations, transport organizations, etc.
Construction of management and operational systems for disaster waste treatment, construction of operational schemes for regional disaster waste treatment, adjustment of intake at treatment facilities, etc.
D.Waste-Net support initiatives during disasters
|First response/emergency response (initial response)|
|(1) Research/specialist agencies|
|Corporate Name||Enterprise ID #|
|Research agencies and academic institutions||National Institute for Environmental Studies||6050005005208|
|Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management||3010405007792|
|Japan Waste Management & 3Rs Research Foundation||9010605002464|
|Specialist agencies||Japan Environmental Sanitation Center||2020005010230|
|Japan Pest Control Association||9010005004433|
|(2) General waste related organizations|
|Corporate Name||Enterprise ID #|
|Local governments||Japan Waste Management Association||4010005018818|
|National Federation of General Waste and Environmental Improvement||6010005008164|
|National Federation of Environmental Improvement Projects||1010005007071|
|National Association of Cleaning Projects||9010005014011|
|Japan Association of Envlronment Preservation||2010005022318|
Video (Symposium to Commemorate the Establishment of D.Waste-Net on September 16, 2015)
*Duration: Approx. 3 minutes 1 second