The System for separate collection of hazardous waste from the households in 2013


Since January 2013 we will continue to apply the System for separate collection of hazardous waste from the households. Its pilot project was very popular among the citizens of Sofia during the 9 month experimental period. The new schedule of Mobile Collection Point for 2013 can be found on the web sites of BalBok Engineering and Sofia municipality. 0700 11 750 is the familiar telephone number for inquiries and requests.

On 30 September 2012, successfully was completed the first (experimental) stage of the project for separate collection of hazardous waste from households, a joint effort of Sofia Municipality and BalBok Engineering. The System includes free collection of the waste from the homes of the citizens on 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 nearly one ton of hazardous waste from over 100 addresses and 12 Mobile collection points was collected and disposed.

Following groups of hazardous waste from the households were collected: 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.