The composting center starts working in Belsh, Kumbaro: The project will also be extended to other municipalities
The new composting center has been inaugurated in Belgium, which will process all green waste, avoiding its disposal at the end point. Present, the Minister of Tourism and Environment Mirela Kumbaro said that this project will also be extended to other municipalities with an agricultural character. Kumbaro praised the model, saying that through composting, the volume of waste managed by the municipality decreases, and at the same time, the municipality generates income through the sale of organic manure that is created.
"Belgium is added to this joint project with the best partner we have when we talk about circular economy models, the German government and GIZ. What is positive is that in the meantime there are other municipalities that are in line and waiting, but especially in such municipalities where the rural area is larger than the urban area and the agricultural activity produces and generates large amounts of green waste, it will it was a sin and a lack of management if they were thrown into the bin, ending up at the endpoint. In the meantime, we recycle them using them as organic fertilizer, which is prepared and sold by the municipality, generating income. The same principle should apply to paper, plastic, and glass in the future. We have entered another logic of waste management, which is that of the circular economy", said Kumbaro.
The mayor of Belshi, Arif Tafani, representatives of GIZ Albania and other members of the local government were also present at the inauguration. Part of the project was the construction of the composting and recycling area, as well as the equipment such as tractors and shredders for this waste, which comes mainly from greenhouses and fruit trees in the territory of the municipality. These residues, after being ground, are placed in the form of easels. Approximately, it is expected that they will produce about 300 tons of compost per year, which will then be used by farmers and parks and public areas. Mirela Kumbaro stated that the same model will be applied in other municipalities within this year.