Mid-Danube Regional Waste Management System – Recultivation of landfills

The project consists of the recultivation and closure of 83 old, obsolete landfills, located in the regions of Mid-Transdanubia, South Transdanubia, South Great Plain and Central Hungary, representing significant risks for the environment and human health.
Main objectives:

  • Protect the drinking water aquifers, surface and sub-surface waters by elimination and closure of abandoned, illegal dumpsites and landfills operating without adequate insulation.
  • Improve air quality, reduce odour nuisance, restore and protect natural flora and fauna and integrate recultivated landfills into the landscape as well as improve quality of life of inhabitants by eliminating health risks.

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Project description

The project will involve the complete elimination of 12 and the closure of 69 landfills. 2 further landfills will be integrated into the landscape. The total area of the landfills to be recultivated amounts to 1 386 497 m2.

What are the project likely benefits?

The project affects 434 676 permanent inhabitants living on the project area, approximately 300 000 tourists per year and 70 000 inhabitants living in adjacent areas served by the aquifers to be protected by the project. It will improve the wealth of inhabitants by protecting air, water, natural flora and fauna and inter alia human health.

What are the project likely environmental benefits?

The project has the environment as its main focus. It will protect the drinking water aquifers, surface and sub-surface waters, improve air quality, reduce odour nuisance, restore and protect natural flora and fauna and integrate recultivated landfills into the landscape.

Draft date

01/01/2007