In Serbia, the cleaning of illegal landfills and the collection of pesticide packaging waste has begun

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This year, the line ministry set aside 80 million dinars to support local self-governments in solving the problem of illegal landfills, while 20 million dinars were set aside for setting up video surveillance at the locations that were cleaned.

The Minister of Environmental Protection, Irena Vujović, states that one of the biggest environmental problems that Serbia is facing is illegal landfills, which is why the state, together with local self-governments, is actively working on solving it. The Minister adds that it is very important to raise the awareness of the citizens about the joint action, because that is the only way to solve the problem of illegal landfills.

In order to improve the environment and ensure a cleaner future for future generations, the Ministry will continue to allocate funds for this purpose. The removal of landfills and illegal dumps is a continuation of the action that the ministry launched last year in cooperation with local self-government units. According to the Minister, out of a total of 3,500 landfills, as many as there are estimated to be on the territory of Serbia, this action will clean up 700 illegal landfills.

The action of collecting pesticide packaging waste has started in the area of ​​the City of Sombor, and it will last until June 23. In all populated places, the place of waste collection is organized in front of local communities, while for local communities in the area of ​​the City of Sombor, as well as farm and suburban settlements, the place of collection is organized in the facility “Cleanliness” Sombor.

The action was organized by the City of Sombor in cooperation with the Agricultural Expert Service “Sombor” Ltd. Sombor and the association SECPA.

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Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.

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