Solid municipal waste reduction program of beach hotel units and related waste production sites, in the Districts of Limassol and Paphos
The general objective of the project is to promote separate collection systems for paper, metal, plastic and organic waste.
The project is aimed at Local Authorities that have areas of mass waste production on their beach front such as hotels, tourist complexes, restaurants, leisure centers, nurseries, etc.
The Department of Environment will proceed with the supply and installation of the following equipment:
• compactors and small presses for compressing paper packages,
• submersible and semi-submersible bins for PMD, glass and mixed waste,
• skip type buckets for pruning,
• pruning shredders,
• bins for organic waste and
• various types of vehicles for collection and transport of separately collected waste and compactors.
Implementation of Separate Collection System at the Source in Mountainous Cyprus
The application of a separate collection system at the source is a integrated Plan which includes:
(a) the preparation of a Study, the provision of composting and recycling equipment to households, commercial properties in 178 communities of mountainous/semi-mountainous Cyprus,
(b) the organization of awareness and information campaigns for all the Mountain Areas of Cyprus.
(c) Supply of equipment for separate collection at source of recyclable and organic waste.
Application of a Sorting at Source System and Separate Collection of Recyclable and Organic Waste and Implementation of a Pay As You Throw (PAYT) System with a pre-paid bag
According to the Waste (Municipal Waste Management by Local Government Authorities) Regulations of 2022, Local Government Authorities (LGAs) must by 12/31/2023, to implement a six-year Local Action Plan to prevent the generation and management of municipal waste within their administrative boundaries.
The Plan in question includes the “Pay As You Throw (PAYT)” system.
Through the Project, sorting at source, separate collection, reuse, recycling and reduction of waste destined for landfill is sought.
The Project will be implemented by clusters of Local Government Authorities (LAGs), which through the program will be financially supported to design a local plan for proper waste management, sustainability studies, the supply and placement of the appropriate infrastructure to establish sorting at the source and separate collection, the implementation of a tariff policy with a prepaid bag for the management of mixed waste and the strengthening of the mechanism for monitoring the implementation and operation of the local program (education and training of the LAG staff).