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Opening waste transfer station in Koceljeva

06 April 16


Ameco assisted the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection with the design and construction of a waste transfer station in the Municipality of Koceljeva.


On April 5th 2016 the waste transfer station in Koceljeva was officially opened by Mr. Hendrik van den Dool, Ambassador of the Royal Netherlands embassy, Mr. Dušan Ilinčić, Mayor of the Municipality of Koceljeva and Mr. Alexander Vesić, Assistant to the Minister of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.


The waste transfer station provides the municipality of Koceljeva with a possibility to receive household waste from the citizens of Koceljeva and Vladimirci and to ensure the collected and separated waste will be transported to ( 1 ) the future regional waste management centre Kalenic, and (2) to existing and future waste recycling companies in Serbia. One of the key elements is to encourage citizens to separate recyclable waste fractions and bring the separated fractions (plastics, paper, electric and electronic waste, metals, etc.) to the facility, as a recycling yard is included. By doing so, Serbia is introducing the principle of the circular economy, which is used as a new term for  an industrial economy that is producing no waste and pollution.


Starting from the date of the transfer station taken into operation, until the final date of the Dutch assistance, which is planned for autumn 2016, the local authorities will be assisted in the process of improved collection and management of municipal waste. Ameco will be assisting with the development of a municipal waste collection strategy and will help in preparing an operational plan for the waste transfer station. Crucial element in this phase of assistance for Serbian authorities is to strengthen the Serbian recycling business sector in line with the European principles of a circular economy.




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