About this good practice
The object of the Partnership Agreement is the design, financing, and construction of:
a) the Mechanical and Biological Treatment plant (MBT) with a capacity of 120,000 tons / year,
b) the Landfill (Waste Landfill) capable of accepting the waste of the MBT for 30 years and
c) the new Local Waste Management Unit (LWMU) of Kozani
as well as the operation and maintenance of all the infrastructure of the IWMS of Western Macedonia for 25 years.
It is a Mechanical - Biological Treatment Unit (MBT) which includes: mechanical sorting of mixed waste into recyclable and biowaste, followed by mechanical treatment and separation of recyclable materials in streams with wide use of optical, gravitational and ballistic separators while the organic is separated processing and composting in closed boxes.
The organisations involved are the 16 Municipalities of the Region of Western Macedonia as municipal waste producers, DIADYMA S.A. as the Responsible Body for Waste Management in the Region, a technology provider and the two enterprises responsible for the design and construction and for the operation of the infrastructure.
The good practice was funded primarily through
-European Investment Bank (EUR 13 million),
-Jessica financial instrument (EUR 13 million)
-National Bank of Greece (EUR 6 million),
-17 million € of the Private Partnership Agency EPADYM SA.
After starting providing services, specific fee/ton waste
Evidence of success
High Environmental and Economic Impact. Thanks to the operation of the Integrated Waste Management System the Region of Western Macedonia, is the first greek region that managed to achieve the targets set by Derective 1999/31/EC for the management of 65% biodegredable waste and even exceeded the target as the unit achieves treatment >80%.
Potential for learning or transfer
-The first symbiosis project implemented in this way at country level,
- Has received many awards in European and National level,
- A practice viable and ongoing for almost 5 years,
- The contract of symbiosis is valid for another 18 years,
- Has expanded its services and outside of the Region of Western Macedonia, to nearby municipalities.