In the Civic City the program will first be introduced in small (non-drop system) apartment buildings.

As is known, MOHU MOL Waste Management Ltd.. is gradually introducing the door-to-door collection of kitchen green and food waste in the country in line with EU regulations, according to which from 2024 the separate collection of bio-waste will be mandatory for Member States.

Another EU target is to recycle nearly two-thirds of municipal waste by 2035, which cannot be achieved without separate collection of bio-waste, as 17-29% of all municipal waste is biodegradable, which is an average of 35 kilograms per inhabitant per year, plus an estimated 15 kilograms of waste discharged into public sewers. Diverting bio-waste from landfills is crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, improve the energy-to-waste ratio and increase the efficiency of the waste management system,” as AKSD Ltd. pointed out in its announcement.

The phasing-in method

“Debrecen is one of the 14 municipalities selected in the programme. In our city, too, the separate collection of kitchen green and food waste will be introduced for the first time in small (non-drop-off) apartment buildings, thus reaching 20,000 residents at 800 collection points,” they said.

Can be selectively collected:

  • leftovers of fruit and vegetables
  • coffee grounds, tea grass (without filter), spices, herbs
  • eggshells
  • cooked leftovers
  • bakery products
  • sauces, dressings
  • processed foods, meat products
  • chocolates, cereals, cornflakes
  • dairy products
  • canned foods, contents of jars

Cannot be thrown into the container:

  • bone
  • food packaging
  • dust bag, dust filter
  • used sanitary products
  • cigarette butts
  • sponges, cleaning cloths

Further information to protect processing machinery in recovery plants:

  • the reason why the listed substances cannot be thrown into the container is that they could damage the biogas plant equipment,
  • containers cannot be lined with nylon bags, because bags are not bio-waste even if they are purchased as degradable bags.

Method of use

“The biowaste from Debrecen is used to produce electricity as a renewable energy source at the biogas plant of Biogas Union Ltd. in Tiszavasvár, thus replacing fossil fuels. Due to the high nutrient content of the residue generated during the utilisation process,  it is an excellent raw material for composting and soil improvement, “ AKSD said.

Source: dehir.hu

Author: Debrecen4U