Solid waste management in the Adana-Mersin region of Turkey is the subject-matter of this paper. Discussion begins with an introduction to the solid waste management problems in the region and proposals for their alleviation. It then moves on to the modalities proposed in the recent Development Plans of Turkey for the alleviation of those problems, the Seventh Five-year Development Plan in particular. This Plan recommends pro-active and timely measures to be taken to prevent pollution as opposed to dealing with pollution already caused as in the earlier Plans. The place of solid waste management in the National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) of Turkey is then discussed. Finally, a study on the development of a solid waste management plan for the Adana-Mersin region is discussed with reference to its various elements such as site selection, appropriate technology, pilot projects, etc.