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The waste management centre built in Rijeka is put into operation on a trial basis during the visit of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

Zadar, Croatia, 15. 3. 2024

The Biljane Donje Waste Management Centre is remarkable for its size and complexity. The facility covers an area of 46 hectares and will be used for the treatment of biological and mixed municipal waste from the municipalities of Zadar and Ličko-Senj. The overall infrastructure comprises a main access road, an entrance/exit facility with a double weighbridge, an entrance facility and a bicycle wash bay, an MBO building with a total capacity of 88,000 t/year, a non-hazardous waste landfill with an area of 12 ha, which can accommodate a total of about 2,100,000 m3 of non-hazardous waste. The facility also includes an inert waste landfill with an area of 5.9 ha, which can hold a total of around 630,000 m3 of construction waste, a waste disposal plant with MBR technology and a flare for burning landfill gas, as well as an administration building, an open-air collection centre, a transport centre with garages and workshops, a covered storage area, a recycling yard for construction waste and all the necessary infrastructure and transport routes within the waste management centre.

The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that reduces the environmental impact of waste management by recycling as many fractions as possible, converting the combustible fraction into alternative fuels and stabilising and disposing of the remainder with minimal environmental impact.

The event was attended by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Anja Šimpraga, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Mr Šime Erlić, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Mr Damir Habijan, Minister of Justice and Administration, Mr Ivan Malenica and other distinguished guests.