The Bulgarian SMART WASTE partner BAMEE published the following Good Practice from the Municipality of Zlatograd.

The Municipality of Zlatograd is an example of local authority actively engaged in optimization of the existing waste management system without increasing the municipal waste fees. This is a challenge for the local authority because the minimum wage and social security payments, the waste collection and transportation costs, the depreciation of garbage, trucks and the necessary funds for repairs are all increasing gradually.

To achieve its goals, the Municipality was successful in receiving funding of EUR 3.5 mln for the installation of composting and preliminary treatment of waste.

To guarantee the success of the waste management system, the municipality is engaging the local community in public discussions of opportunities of common interest and raising awareness through communication campaigns.

For more information about this good practice, you can read the description here.