STUDY VISIT FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES IN BULGARIA



By: Genc Namani

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Organized by the Association of Kosovo Municipalities and supported by GIZ within the project “Sustainable Municipal Services”, a study visit to Bulgaria was organized for Municipal Officials for Waste Management.

As part of this study visit, the Municipal Officials for Waste Management have visited the regional landfill in Kostinbrod, where the inter-municipal cooperation between the municipalities of Kostinbrod, Bozhurishte, Godech, Svoge, Slivnista and Dragoman is seen in practice.

Then a visit to the biological treatment of Waste Management in Han Bogrov with an emphasis on organic waste composting was carried out, as well as a visit to Unitrade/Vadias to see in practice the recycling of waste for the production of plastic foils.

In the last part, a visit was made to Pazardzhik to see the recycling of solid plastic and bottles (glass waste) by the company PET-Ecoinvest.
This visit served the Municipal Officials for Waste Management to see in practice from waste management to recycling through inter-municipal cooperation.