Yesterday, the final conference held at the City Hall of the City of Rijeka marked the completion of works on the construction of a plant for sorting separately collected waste (sorting plant) at the Mihačeva Draga location.
This is the first plant for sorting separately collected waste in Croatia, which will enable greater efficiency and increase the value of useful raw materials from waste.
The works were performed by the community of bidders Tehnix d.o.o. from Donji Kraljevec and GP Krk from Krk. Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the sorting hall, which produce electricity for the needs of the sorting plant, thus contributing to the preservation of the environment and reducing operating costs. The technological process of the sorting plant includes receiving, drying, sorting, baling, technological separation of unused material and recycling of raw materials that can be valued on the market, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and environmental protection.
The planned amount of previously separately collected waste that will enter the center per day is approximately 50 tons, which requires a capacity of up to 7 tons per hour of pre-sorted useful waste entering the plant. This ensures preparation for the reuse and recycling of paper, metal, plastic and glass from the household in a minimum share of 50% by weight of waste, which directly affects the achievement of the European goal of reuse and recycling of municipal waste. Sorting separately collected waste increases the quality and value of separately collected useful raw materials from waste, and thus the placement of these raw materials on the market. This contributes to increasing the recycling rate of municipal waste and reducing the amount of waste disposed of in landfills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the environment.
The project “Plant for sorting separately collected waste (sorting plant) at the location Mihačeva Draga” is co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds – European Regional Development Fund – Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020.