Karepovac Then and Now: City of Split Releases Photos of Landfill Progress

Daniela Rogulj

November 23, 2019 – Split mayor Andro Krstulovic Opara praises the work done on rehabilitating the Karepovac landfill in Split over the last two years. 

On November 22, 2017, the rehabilitation of the infamous Karepovac landfill began. In the past two years, the former eyesore of Split has become a rehabilitated and landscaped area. After about one million cubic meters of old waste was moved and transformed in the first year of operation, in the second year, transport, hydro and electrical infrastructure was built, and a landfill cassette of about 70,000 square meters with slopes for one million cubic meters of new waste.

Mayor Andro Krstulovic Opara said of Facebook that he is satisfied with the work done so far.

“It was a time of temptation and challenge, as I announced on the first day of rehabilitation, November 22, 2017. Congratulations to the workers and the whole team involved in this project, especially since they didn’t miss even the challenging moments that followed us from the beginning. It wasn’t easy, but after more than five decades of carelessness, Split’s shameful hill was repaired. Thanks to the citizens for their patience, especially those from Dračevac, Kila, Mejaši, Kamen-Šine, Sirobuja, and the neighboring Solin, as they can now raise their children in a healthy environment,” said the mayor, emphasizing that the fight for health and a clean environment is the first priority of the city government, which they will continue to work on. 

“I will only be completely satisfied and proud when we, together with Čistoća, lead the responsible disposal of our waste. We can and must do it better, for the benefit of Split and future generations,” Opara Krstulović concluded. 

Recall, the first phase of the Karepovac rehabilitation was completed in May 2018. The second phase of Karepovac’s rehabilitation envisages its greening, and the third and final phase foresees the sanitation of the area where the garbage will be disposed of in the future, and finally the closure of the landfill, assuming that all the waste is driven to Lećevica.

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