New plant promises more efficient sorting and disposal of waste

The city and district of Kielce in southern Poland are set to enjoy significantly improved waste handling facilities, thanks to a major investment which will be good for the local environment.

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The centrepiece of this wide-ranging scheme, is the construction of waste-processing plant adjacent to an existing landfill site in the village of Promnik. Mixed municipal waste is to be processed at the site, along with selectively collected construction waste and bulky items.

Establishing the plant means that waste which traditionally went to landfill can be sorted and separated through manual and mechanical means. Much of the waste is then sent for biological treatment, composting or recycling. The small amount of waste left over after these processes will go to the nearby landfill or be sent to specialist companies for further treatment. Biogas from the site’s fermentation processes will be used to generate electricity and heat.

Reducing landfill

Another major aspect of the scheme is the rehabilitation of the Promnik landfill site, which is being carried out to meet current and future requirements relating to the storage of non-hazardous and inert waste.

The project also calls for the construction of a temporary mechanical biological waste-treatment facility (MBT), which includes a composting plant and storage bunkers. On completion, the new facilities are expected to provide jobs for 51 people.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Construction of waste disposal plant for the city and district of Kielce, in Promnik near Kielce” is EUR 79 249 602, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 41 405 810 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “Waste Management and Protection of the Earth”.

Draft date

26/11/2014