How do we do it?

At MIDES we provide the service of collection and final disposal of different types of waste, as approved by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) of El Salvador.

We have a fleet with a diversity of equipment, to provide our clients with a comprehensive solution to their needs in waste collection.

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We have a fleet of various types of equipment to provide our clients with a comprehensive solution to their waste collection needs.


The equipment has the capacity to transport 30 tons per trip in a single truck. Our gondolas have the capacity to transport approximately the amounts of waste of between 5 to 6 conventional garbage trucks.

At the same time, we have a service for the collection and transport of solid, special and infectious biological waste, through the following equipment:

  • Compactors from 8 to 14 tons.
  • 2 to 8 ton vans.
  • Hydraulic dump trucks.
  • Rolloff Rollon equipment.
  • Pipes
  • 30-ton gondolas.
Transfer points

Our Transfer Points are strategically distributed throughout the country, as temporary stations for the transfer of solid waste.

The collection teams, which transport from 2 to 10 tons through compactors, stake trucks, vans and / or dump trucks, deposit their waste in higher capacity equipment, called Gondolas.

The Gondolas has a load capacity of approximately between 24 and 30 tons. It is through this machinery that the transfer to the Sanitary Landfill in Nejapa is carried out.

The transfer stations provide direct benefits for citizens, municipal administrations and the care of the environment, among them:

  • Reduces transportation and maintenance costs.
  • Makes collection services efficient.
  • Lowers air and soil pollution levels during transportation.
  • Vehicle traffic decreases.
  • Allows municipalities to expand waste collection coverage with fewer teams.

Our final disposition takes into account Acceptable Waste and Special Waste.


Waste sorting

Acceptable Waste

  1. Solid waste such as household garbage, construction debris, etc.
  2. Non-hazardous solid waste from pulp and paper mills and sawmills,
  3. Infectious biological waste treated through sterilization processes.
    • Food waste.
    • Plasters and other solid substances rejected.
    • Uncrushed tires.

Special Waste

  1. Non-hazardous sludge that can be loaded onto shovels.
  2. Non-hazardous wastes resulting from industrial processes, tannery activities, oil refining, metallurgy, mining chemistry, organic chemistry, surface treatment and coating.
  3. Residues from incineration or heat processes.