9 June 2023 - 27 separate garbage collection points will be built in Zakarpattia within HUSKROUA "Zero Waste" project


27 separate garbage collection points will be built in Zakarpattia within HUSKROUA


On June 8, project launching conference took place in the village of Yanoshi, Berehiv District uniting representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary, the Ministry of Energy of Hungary, Hungary Slovakia Romania Ukraine Cross Border Cooperation programme, representatives of diplomatic missions of Ukraine and Hungary, deputies of various levels, leadership of the Transcarpathian region (Ukraine) and the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county (Hungary), heads of local territorial communities, representatives of public organizations and media.





The project involves construction of a landfill for waste disposal, purchase of equipment for selective waste collection, and creation of a network of solid waste collection points. It aims to introduce a comprehensive approach and create a sustainable, environmentally conscious waste management system.

For successful implementation of the project, Beregiv City Council and Закарпатська обласна рада guaranteed the construction of an access road to the planned waste sorting and disposal complex. 

Project partner, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Regional Development and Environmental Management Agency Nonprofit Ltd, prepared the concept of a business plan for the Regional Waste Management Program of Berehiv District and successfully conducted public procurement procedure for the investment, the winner of which was Hungarian company LLC "MENTO Ecological Culture" (Mento Környezetcultúra kft.).

Since Zero Waste is an integrated project, the approach to its implementation has several cross-border directions: reducing pollution in Ukraine by creating waste management facilities and raising public awareness to change their attitude to the problem, which will also help reduce pollution in Hungary (soils and rivers form a single natural zone between countries). The result of the project will be an operational facility, which includes a site for waste sorting and disposal, i.e. a landfill.

In order to ensure long-term support for the future waste sorting plant, following the example of Hungary and the European Union, an Association of Local Self-Government bodies will be created in order to deal with organization and to support the plant in waste management activity in the region.