The contract covers the construction and operation of a municipal waste treatment and reuse plant (327,000 tonnes/year), a bulky waste sorting and treatment plant (7,300 tonnes/year), the construction of 25 citizens' recycling centres and a plant for handling construction and domestic rubble (57,000 tonnes/year), as well as the construction of a controlled landfill for final disposal of non-reusable waste. The main facilities under the Plan, including the controlled landfill, will occupy approximately 28.5 hectares.
To minimise the impact, the proposal envisages rigorous landscaping and environmental criteria. Cespa will use the best available technologies for waste treatment, recovery and reuse and the most modern automation and control systems. Consequently, the entire project aims to recover close to 18% of the total waste by volume (including paper, cardboard, plastic and metal) and produce approximately 45,000 tonnes of compost per year which can be used in agriculture.
Accordingly, this will avoid landfill disposal of about 160,000 tonnes of waste generated in the district. The Plan will generate 110 direct jobs and provide a major boost to the local economy by creating a large number of indirect jobs during construction and operation of the facilities.