Household composting in Bulgaria

Project information

Index: 0694R2
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Waste management
Location BULGARIA Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2006

Topic of the practice

Waste Prevention - Biowaste / Biowaste from households (kindergartens and schools)

Good Practice Information

Home composting is implemented in 18 of 24 districts of Sofia Municipality,mostly in suburban districts because it is not applicable in all districts in the municipality.Districts not covered by home composting are involved in a separate collection of biodegradable household waste.Thus,all districts are covered by service for collection of waste,this separate collection could give the possibility
to divide the different waste streams in order to be treated at the centralized composting unit and to produce compost.The aim is the promotion of centralised/decentralised composting in Sofia Municipality, including:
•Individual home composting of garden and kitchen waste
•Community composting
Main tools used: information tools, economic incentives,advisory service

Evidence of success

Household and community composting have environmental financial,social (because it encourages neighbourly relations) and educational advantages.Home composting of biodegradable waste is estimated at 18.000 kg/year. The overall sum of avoided costs is 18.000 kg per year.The overall sum for avoided costs for waste activities is 558.000 Euro; it means a 22.500 m³ per year CO2 voided;

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Slavka Ivanova

Sofia Municipality;

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