As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, last year was especially dramatic for the Rogoznica utility company Skovacin, which had to deal with piles of rubbish all over the place, and the problem with waste in all possible (and in impossible) places escalated when collections from the doorstep started. Bins were given only to those who were on the register and who pay for transportation properly, while the rest of the residents were left with roads, other people’s fences, and environmentally protected areas in which to dump their rubbish, reports Sibenski portal.
According to municipal records, the then director Rogoznica’s aforementioned communal company determined that as many as 700 owners of buildings, including apartment renters, simply did not pay and were never paying for proper garbage collection. A deeper look revealed that that figure was actually far higher. That’s when the company and Rogoznica itself decided to take things further and alter things before 2022’s tourist season flies around.
In order to function even better and be fully in line with EU laws and directives, a new Decision on the method of public service of municipal waste collection was adopted in Rogoznica, which prescribes detailed billing criteria, user categories, rubbish container sizes, the frequency of emptying those containers, the obligations which must be met by service providers and users, and so on. The method of recycling and collection of various waste for recycling is also prescribed in clear detail.
There are also contractual penalties. A fine of 300 to 1,000 kuna will need to be paid if, for example, other types of waste are disposed of in a recyclable waste container, if hazardous substances or recyclable waste are disposed of in a mixed municipal waste container or biowaste container, and an array of other rules are also now in place.
The biggest penalty will be paid by those who dispose of their rubbish into the environment or in a public space, also known as flytippers. The maximum fine for this offense stands at 3000 kuna.
For the Municipality of Rogoznica, there is another big problem being struggled with and that must be solved urgently. In the wider Rogoznica area, there is a lot of construction going on, houses are springing up at every step, so there is a tonne of construction waste lying around. It is unfortunately very often being irresponsibly disposed of in various places, mostly on private plots, artificial hills are being created, and it is being found along unclassified roads in the hinterland of the municipality.
At the last session of the Municipal Council, the new mayor Anita Zivkovic emphasised that this problem will now begin being seriously tackled. In addition to the Municipality of Rogoznica itself, the competent inspection services should also react promptly and in a timely manner.
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