Implementation of the project of comprehensive waste management in Belgrade, worth 230 million EUR, could begin by the end of the year. Since Belgrade does not have the necessary funds, the investment will be realized through public-private partnership.
"We are now completing technical documentation for the entire system, and the City of Belgrade will then decide in what form to realize this investment. It is possible that "Gradska čistoća" will look for a private partner for the entire project or only for certain parts of it – said Filip Abramović, assistant secretary of the Secretariat for Environmental Protection of Belgrade. This is an investment that will include construction of several plants, construction and remedy of the existing landfill, construction of new sanitary landfill, plant for biological-mechanical treatment of waste, plant for combined production of heat and electric power. Additionally, it is planned to build a plant for recycling of construction materials, investment in primary separation, as well as construction of recycling yards in the city and transfer stations – Abramović said. At the Secretariat for Environmental Protection of Belgrade they estimate that this project could be realized in 5-10 years and emphasize that they will not allow construction of a plant that will be harmful to the environment.