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Construction of a Composting Installation for Separately Collected Green and/or Biodegradable Waste

Organisation: Economic Policy Institute Website: Added: October 30, 2023
Project start date: June 04, 2018
Project end date: May 05, 2021


The project for the construction of a composting installation on the territory of Plovdiv Municipality, which is under OP “Environment”, envisaged the construction of a basic infrastructure on a private municipal property. The capacity of the installation is 15 000 tonnes, only for plant waste. Mobile equipment is provided to ensure the continuity of processes in order to obtain a product - compost. A shredder for plant waste shredding, a rotary shovel, a tractor with a trailer, a mini loader, a front loader, a compost sieving screen, a membrane and laboratory equipment were put into operation. Composting site activities are reported to be carried out in a non-polluting environment manner. The investment plan covered both basic infrastructure and the construction of an accompanying infrastructure - water supply - 447 m, sewerage - 79 m, electrical connection and an access road with a length of approximately 380 m. All these composting technology ensures the production of a product - compost. To ensure the amount of plant waste planned for composting, the Municipality provides separate collection of all green waste from maintenance of parks and gardens, street landscaping, separate collection from schools and kindergartens, funeral parks and two neighborhoods with one- and two-family houses with yards.

Financial data

Total project cost: EUR 2 890 373; Grant: EUR 2 600 757; Own funding: EUR 289 615 EU co-financing percentage: 85.00 %


The project by design can be considered a good practice that could be utilized also for plant waste from non-municipal sources.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.