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Poor condition of municipal waste sanitary landfills

14.06.2021- The Directorate for Environmental Assessment of the Kosovo Environmental Protection Agency, in the framework of the working plan for 2021, has monitored and assessed the condition of sanitary landfills and municipal waste transfer stations.


During the period February-June 2021, were monitored and evaluated the condition of the municipal waste sanitary landfill in the Peja region, the municipal waste sanitary landfill in the Prizren region and the municipal waste transfer station in Gjakova. Based on the visits made to these landfills, it was concluded that their condition is not good and there are problems related to landfill management.


Among the main problems identified, we should mention the compaction and irregular coverage of waste, irregular distribution of waste in the landfill, wastes outside the landfill fences, discharge of landfill water outside the collection basin, the presence of stray dogs in the landfill area, as well as the presence of unauthorized individuals in the landfill, who collect certain types of waste in order to sell them.


The report also provided some recommendations for undertaking measures by relevant institutions to improve the situation.


For more, see the report below:

Report - Assessment of the environmental condition of the sanitary landfill in Peja, in Prizren and the waste transfer station in Gjakova