|| In 2006, the City of Lahore, Pakistan, issued a concession to a private developer, Lahore Compost (Pvt) Limited (LCL), to process and compost up to a 1,000 ton per day (TPD) of municipal solid waste (MSW). The project brings composting technology to a country where there are no landfills and common practice is open dumping of MSW. Composting in a scientifically designed plant improves the local environment by reducing health hazards created by the solid waste collected in open dumpsites, and also sequesters the emission of methane (a major greenhouse gas) generated during anaerobic decomposition of biodegradable matter. It lengthens the usable life of the dumping site in a city where land is running out and is at a premium due to the increasing rate of urbanization. Compost produced from this project will also be a source of revenue and will be used as a soil conditioner/fertilizer for improving the quality of soil in and around Lahore.