Selective waste collection system in caracal city

From EPSA - European Public Sector Award


The project is addressed to the entire community of Caracal City, meaning the 34,625 inhabitants of the residential area, which includes 7200 apartments managed by 22 owners’ associations and 4905 houses. This project introduces a new system for this part of the county, the selective waste collection system. It is expected that the target group, in this case the city residents, will react positively and adapt in a short time to these waste collection practices. This selective waste collection system will reduce the amount of waste to be deposited in the ground, creating well-designed pre-collection platforms, with concrete platforms, drains, bins with tight closure for the specific category of waste, leading to a significant reduction of odours and dirt.

This project is a response in accordance with environmental standards and directives in the waste sector to a number of specific needs of the process of securing health and safety conditions against the actions of harmful environmental factors for the citizens of the local community:

  • the need of eliminating and recycling the municipal waste;
  • the need to improve living standards by providing public services in the waste sector, to the quality and quantity required to a city of this size.

The project contributes to:

  • preserving, protecting and enhancing the environmental quality;
  • protection of human health;
  • sustainable use of natural resources.

The objectives are set in order to allow the implementation of the National Development Plan priorities and the EU directives on waste sector in order to increase the volume of attracted investments, support environmental rehabilitation, increase the quality of life in local communities, and to protect public health.

Award info
Award category: going green
Award type: submission
Award year: 2011
Project type
Sector: Environment, climate change, agriculture (incl. food safety) and fishery
Type of activity:
Keywords: Selective waste collection system
Short English description: This project introduces a new system for this part of the county, the selective waste collection system.
Further information
Organisation: Caracal City Hall
Other applicants:
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: 1-5
Country: Romania
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
Start date:
End date:

Selective waste collection system in caracal city (44.1125, 24.3472222)
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