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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s20.180

WASTE MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF PRISHTINA

AUTHOR/S: I. KRASNIQI, I. ZEQIRI, SH. KELEMENDI, F. SHALA, R. ZEQIRI
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 3, 755-762 pp

ABSTRACT

This research will address the important problem of waste management sector for the
Municipality of Prishtina. Rapid urbanization has made solid waste management a
serious problem today. The perception of the people has always been that it is a
responsibility of the local government bodies. Local authorities are bound to keep their
area clean. For some time now, many municipalities, city corporations and industries
have been experimenting with several innovative and participatory methods of Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle waste. Prishtina has been experiencing enormous difficulties with
garbage collection over past years and there are two main reasons: first local authorities
do not have sufficient capacity to develop a waste management strategy and secondly
there is not awareness of inhabitants over the importance of their role in the keeping city
clean. Low collection coverage, unavailable transport services, and lack of suitable
treatment, recycling and disposal facilities are responsible for unsatisfactory waste
management, leading to water, land and air pollution, and for putting people and the
environment at risk. This Research project will involve all stakeholder of the waste
management sector in the Municipality of Prishtina and finally the strategy and action
plan. Finally the action plan will be developed where the mile stones will be settled for
the better management in waste collection, waste reuse and waste recycling and will include:

• Evaluation of available and practical alternatives and techniques,

• Initiating a practical waste recycling methodology, and promoting 3R management
in the waste sector for the municipality

• Preparation of Municipal Waste Management Action Plan and capacity building in this sector for the Municipality of Prishtina.

Keywords: Waste, sustainable solid waste management, waste collection, waste treatment, action plan, recycling