One 120-litre container per block of flats will be allowed for this waste. The collected waste will be used to generate electricity and heat in a biogas plant.

The door-to-door collection of green and food waste from kitchens will also start in Debrecen. From March, the collection of household food waste will be gradually introduced in 14 municipalities across the country. In our city, the programme will start in so-called small apartment buildings, affecting 20,000 people in Debrecen.

“The issue of biological waste has been discussed for a long time, and the question was how to separate it. In the European Union, the so-called Waste Framework Directive contains the recommendations that member states have to incorporate into their national legislation, ”Miklós Piskolczi told Debrecen Television’s Evening Close-up programme.

The coordinating director of AKSD Ltd. added that MOHU MOL WAste Management PLC has undertaken to comply with EU regulations, including the collection of separated food waste.

The company has designated 800 collection points in Debrecen, covering 20,000 residents, and 460,000 residents nationwide in the first round.

One 120-litre brown container with a MOHU label will be available for this type of waste per apartment block, and one five-litre container per flat.

“The bin will have a special feature: it will be closed on both sides with a buckle and will have a rubber seal to prevent odours from spreading. It will be available free of charge, with no charge for the bin or the service. The 120 litre bin will be kept clean by the service provider, also free of charge, ” spokesperson of AKSD Ltd. Csilla Domokos said.

A special vehicle will be used to collect the waste once a week, twice a week in the summer, and the bin will be cleaned once a month by AKSD staff.

Vegetables, fruit leftovers, coffee grounds, tea leaves, leftover cooked food, sauces, egg shells can be placed in the containers. Bones, food wrappers, used sanitary products, dust bags, sponges, cleaning cloths, cigarette butts cannot be placed in them. The side of the collection box is also marked with important information.

According to Miklós Piskolczi, the waste collected in Debrecen will be transported to a biogas plant in Tiszavasvári, where the biodegradable waste will be received, the harmful elements will be removed, and then homogenised, mixed and fed into the reactors.

They produce methane gas, which is burned by biogas engines to produce electricity and heat, i.e. green energy.

Preparations are ongoing on several levels, and negotiations are ongoing with tcommon representatives.  Feedback and questions are also coming in, which helps our work, but we also welcome further comments, ” the Coordination Director said.

Source: dehir.hu

Author: Debrecen4U