Official title of the project

Regional Solid Waste Management Sheme – Pirot district

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Pirot, Babusnica, Dimitrovgrad, Bela Palanka
Total budget of programme / project

11789546

Implementation period
2008. Sep - 0200. Dec
Expected results

To establish Pirot, Babušnica, Dimitrovgrad and Bela Palanka regional solid waste management scheme, including the construction of a regional sanitary landfill

Beneficiary

Municipalities Pirot, Babušnica, Dimitrovgrad and Bela Palanka

Partners

EU / Municipalities Pirot, Babušnica, Dimitrovgrad and Bela Palanka

Summary of the project

The four municipalities decided to establish a municipal Waste Management Scheme as a top investment priority. The scheme consists of:

  1. A new regional sanitary landfi ll that will be used for reliable and safe communal waste disposal. The proposed solid waste management
  2. scheme is fully in accordance with the Serbian Waste Management Strategy;
  3. A new access road to the land fi ll site;
  4. New collection trucks and containers.

The estimated lifetime of the landfi ll is 30 years. The construction of the landfi ll will be undertaken in the following phases:

  • Phase I - 12 years
  • Phase II - 9 years
  • Phase III i IV - 9 years

The project does not have negative impact on the environment and the Environmental Impact Assessment was accepted by the Serbian Government and the European Agency for Reconstruction.
Fact sheet - SR
Fact sheet - EN

Programme/Project objectives

Pirot, Babušnica, Dimitrovgrad and Bela Palanka municipalities (total population 105.000) are establishing a regional solid waste management scheme, including the construction of a regional sanitary landfill. The site for the landfill is in Pirot municipality (Muntina Padina) near the highway Bela Palanka - Pirot. The solid waste management scheme is in compliance with Serbian and EU standards.

Specific objectives

  • Provision of reliable and safe communal waste collection and disposal in line with EU solid waste management practices.
  • Significant improvement in the overall environmental status of the municipalities.
  • Reduction/elimination of the existing risks to public health due to the existing waste dumps in the region which are classified as K4 : (dumpsites, not fulfilling minimal protection measures, completely filled up, requiring immediate closure, restoration, and recultivation.