The main objective of the “RecycleIt” initiative is to promote formation of waste separation and recycling culture in Armenia by installing waste sorting bins and raising awareness on waste management. The project will initiate waste sorting and recycling activities in the capital Yerevan and select village communities, foster new business opportunities in the waste management industry, increase public awareness of recycling and reuse, promote environmental education. Through the SGP grant funding, ISSD NGO plans to install 300 sorting bins in 50 entities including schools, universities, organizations, companies and 10 publicly available collection points for plastic, paper, glass, and metallic waste, which will be transported to the recycling sites.

The project allows to decrease the amount of recyclable waste in landfills by boosting recycling of 4 types of solid waste. This will primarily contribute to reduction of hazardous emissions caused by open burning in backyards and landfills causing air, water and soil pollution; biodiversity loss; and human health hazards. Moreover, the project will hold different competitions, trainings and public events for various stakeholders to raise awareness about adverse effect of improper waste handling. These activities will also promote separation and collection of additional recyclable waste.

Project Snapshot

“Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development of Communities” NGO
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 49,200.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 9,230.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,500.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Planning non gef grant
As a possible option, the team is also considering building a recycling unit, where it will be possible to manufacture various products from recyclable waste. The team will apply for various soft loans, grants and sponsorship for scaling up the project.
Capacity - Building Component
ISSD NGO will involve external experts to support the project team with financial reports, promotion, public awareness and other activities. An accountant, environmentalist, trainer and marketer will be outsourced. This will guarantee the flawless implementation and successful completion of the project. As part of capacity building activities, the team will work closely with the outsourced experts in order to gain experience in above-mentioned fields for providing required services and ensuring sustainability of the project beyond the grant funding.
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Innovative financial mechanisms put in place through SGP project 1

Grantee Contact

Mr. Mkhitar Avetisyan
Phone: +37493257575


15 Ishkhanats St.
Yervandashat community , Armavir , 1005

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
+374 60 530000+116
(+374 10) 543811
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
+374 60 530000+117


14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

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