The experimental phase of the unique for the country project for separate collection of hazardous waste from the households was successfully completed


On 30 September 2012, successfully was completed the first (experimental) stage of the  unique for Bulgaria System for separate collection of hazardous waste from households that Sofia Municipality and BalBok Engineering apply from the beginning of the year. The system includes free collection of the waste from the homes of the citizens on request and every month in a Mobile collection point, also providing packaging for safe transportation and subsequent treatment.

Before the start of the System the hazardous waste from the household was not collected separately. The current project combines economic efficiency, accessibility and safety. Thanks to it the 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.

The System for separate collection of hazardous waste from the households on the territory of Sofia Municipality was designed to maximize convenience for citizens. We are happy that the number of those who benefited from it exceeded initial expectations. Together we have made the first big step towards a cleaner and tidier city.

We would like to thank all, who took part and thus proved, that the System is necessary and timely.