January 23, 2018
A recycling yard for electrical and electronic waste will be built as part of Sarajevo’s Smiljevići landfill transformation into the Regional Waste Management Center.
Public waste utility KJKP Rad’s PR representative Mirza Ramić told portal Klix.ba that the first phase of construction was completed last year, and that construction works are ongoing.
“The construction of a hall in which the presses and conveyor belts will be placed, and where waste will be sorted, has been completed. Citizens will bring bulky waste, which includes electrical and electronic waste, though in limited quantities, and will also be able to bring construction waste, soil, and municipal solid waste,” said Ramić.
He said that the possibility of recycling electric and electronic waste in Bosnia and Herzegovina represents a huge step forward.
“We have companies which collect electronic waste, such as Zeus or Kimtec, but they do not recycle it. They are trying to collect as much waste as possible so that they can transfer it to recycling facilities,” he said.
Electrical and electronic waste includes large and small home appliances (refrigerators, freezers, vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters), IT and telecommunications equipment (telephones, computers, printers), but also bulbs, TV sets, individual toys for children, auxiliary medical devices, surveillance and tracking equipment, and ATMs.
Ramić noted that last year KJKP started activities on the wastewater treatment system, which will be put into operation at the sanitary landfill this year.
Composting facility also planned
“A composting facility with a capacity of 20,000 cubic meters will also be built. The produced compost will be used for plant nutrition and cultivation of green areas,” Ramić said.
In October last year, KJKP Park presented a biowaste grinder as the first step in a composting plant construction. The biomass from the plant will be also used for energy generation.
In December, Park put into operation a mobile facility for the separation and screening of compost and other soil substrates.