Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corp.

Overall description of the stakeholder

Upholding its mission, “We create a better world with waste, and a happy future for the people,” Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation (SL Corp.) strives to be an eco-friendly resource recycling specialist, promoting the harmonious coexistence of nature and people. Major goals of SL Corp. include: proper treatment of metropolitan-area wastes; transformation of metropolitan-area wastes into resources; and creating a pleasant living environment for residents in the surrounding communities. After the Landfill Site was built in 1989, the Site operation & management cooperative was founded in 1991. The first shipment of waste was received in 1992, and in July 2000, Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation was founded as a state-run corporation for a stable operation of the Site by the central government. A second Site was open later, and waste-to-energy facilities have been in operation, including 50MW Landfill Gas Power Plant, sludge-to-resource facility, and food wastewater biogas facility. Dream Park, transforming finished landfill areas into eco-friendly parks for leisure and education, has also been built and operated. The case of gradually transforming a large-scale landfill site into a composite site of leisure was introduced as a model case in a 2017 OECD report[1].


Activities in the field of climate action

  • Environmentally friendly and economically beneficial treatment of wastes through waste recycling and waste-to-energy conversion
  • Replacement of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions reduction through renewable energy production including photovoltaic power generation at idle sites and landfill gas-fueled electric power generation
  • Waste-management and resource-recycling technology development and distribution
  • CDM project


Stakeholder’s contributions

SL Corp. hopes to share its experiences of converting wastes into resources and recommends interested stakeholders’ visit to Sudokwon Landfill Site.


Stakeholder’s needs

SL Corp. desires exchanges in connection with its business fields, and is open to cooperation via both online and offline.



[1] OECD (2017), OECD Environmental Performance Review: Korea 2017, OECD Publishing, Paris.