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The new Schedule of the Mobile point and the separate collection of household hazardous waste in Sofia in 2020

2020-01-13


At the end of 2019, Sofia Municipality and BalBok Engineering started a new two-year period of their joint work on the application of the System for separate collection of hazardous waste from the households. 2019 was the most successful year so far for the already established system, which enjoys an increased interest from the citizens of Sofia. The total amount hazardous waste collected from its launch in 2012 until the end of 2019 reached more than thirty two tons.


The new schedule of Mobile Collection Point for 2020 can be found on the websites of BalBok Engineering and Sofia municipality as well as up to date information about the locations of the mobile point on BalBok Facebook page. 0700 11 750 is the familiar telephone number for inquiries and requests.

New in 2020

We have increased the number of mobile points by two more, so that in total there will be 23 points during the year, including the traditional three-day campaigns - in April, June and October. The Krasna Polyana district will also have a separate point with a NEW location.

The first Mobile Collection Point for 2020 will be for Novi Iskar and Kremikovtzi regions, on 24 January.

The System for separate collection of hazardous waste from households, a joint effort of Sofia Municipality and BalBok Engineering, includes free collection of the waste from the home addresses of the citizens by request, and a Mobile collection point once a month; also providing transportation and packaging for safe transportation and subsequent treatment.

For the short nine-month period of the pilot phase of the project (January-September 2012) nearly one ton of hazardous waste from over 100 addresses and 12 Mobile collection points was collected and disposed. In 2019 we collected more than seven tonsand organized 21 Mobile points.

The following groups of waste formed in the households are considered hazardous: mercury and mercury containing equipment (eg., thermometers, mercury switches, etc.), varnish and paint materials, household cleaners and chemicals (including chemicals for pest control), contaminated packaging, pharmaceuticals (drugs with expired date of use) and other waste, which composition and characteristics pose a risk to human health and the environment.

 

For the application of the System, BalBok Engineering has been awarded an Innovative Enterprise of the Year in the area "Green Innovation" at the Tenth National Innovation Forum, Sofia 2014.