The overall objective of the project is to support the preparation of a sound project pipeline in Cluj County for an integrated municipal solid waste management system, to be funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project will be developed in Cluj County, which is located in the North-Western Region of Romania, and its time horizon is 30 years. ‘Integrated Waste Management System in Cluj County’, as its name clearly states, is an integrated project, which encompasses the entire territory of the County of Cluj and includes the following facilities:
The proposed project seeks to resolve the significant environmental and operational problems related to waste generation and management, and to develop an integrated waste management system in Cluj County that will improve the living conditions of its citizens and support Romania in achieving the waste management targets imposed by the Accession Treaty. The system will be in full compliance with EU and national environmental principles and legislation and will address all elements of waste management, namely from waste prevention and waste collection to disposal of residues. The proposed system is tailored to the needs of the county and it was identified as being the most cost-effective and affordable for the citizens.
The specific goals that the proposed system seeks to achieve include: The prevention of the waste generation via the promotion of homecomposting and raising of public awareness; The increase of the connection rate to sanitation services in rural areas to reach 100% from the 92% that it is today; The compliance with landfill and packaging Directives, the IPPC Directive, the waste framework Directive, the WEEE Directives and respective Romanian legislation, via the implementation of selective collection and the construction and operation of a sorting plant and a biodegradable waste treatment plant; The overall reduction of waste disposal into the landfill; The protection of the environment and public health via the construction and operation of a compliant landfill and the closure of the existing non-compliant landfills; The strengthening of the capacities of Cluj County in relation to waste management, as well as, to the implementation and monitoring of waste management work; Raising the awareness of the citizens in relation to the benefits derived from the project implementation, as well as, how they should change their habits in relation to waste collection and management.
|Award category:||going green|
|Sector:||Environment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fishery|
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|Keywords:||Waste management, waste collection, biological treatment, recycling|
|Short English description:||The overall objective of the project is to support the preparation of a sound project pipeline in Cluj County for an integrated municipal solid waste management system, to be funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).|
|Organisation:||Cluj County Council|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||6-10|
|EU membership:||EU member|