First Recycling Yard for Split-Dalmatia Construction Waste Coming in Spring

Lauren Simmonds

November the 28th, 2020 – When it comes to construction waste, it’s unfortunately an all too common sight to see it discarded somewhere it shouldn’t be, littering the wild Croatian wilderness and damaging the environment. Come spring 2021, the new Split-Dalmatia construction waste recycling yard will hopefully put a stop to at least the majority of such fly-tipping.

As Novac/Jozo Vrdoljak writes, he construction of a recycling yard for Split-Dalmatia construction waste has finally begun, a project initiated by CEMEX Croatia and the City of Kastela. It will be the first construction waste disposal site in all of Split-Dalmatia County, which will ensure that people can safely and properly dispose of construction waste in a legal and environmentally acceptable manner.

During the year, all of the necessary permits for the new Split-Dalmatia construction waste yard were obtained, the contractor Takom was selected and construction finally began, and as the title suggests, it should be completed in the spring of next year.

”For CEMEX, this project is important because we’re helping to solve the long-standing problem faced by the local community. Opening up this new opportunity for residents will meet all the needs for the establishment of a system for construction waste management according to the requirements of the circular economy. The project, in partnership with the City of Kastela, was designed in accordance with the concept of sustainable development, which is an integral part of our approach to business, both globally and here in Croatia,” said Velimir Vilovic, Director of CEMEX Croatia.

With a capacity of 100 tonnes per day, which reaches a massive 30,000 tonnes per year, the new Split-Dalmatia construction waste recycling yard ill be located in the western part of the existing Sveti Juraj – Sveti Kajo area, where the exploitation of mineral resources used to take place. It will cover an area totalling ​​6,300 m2, and in the first phase of this project, CEMEX will invest around three million kuna in construction and equipping. An additional 1.5 million kuna will be subsequently invested in increasing the yard’s capacity and further improving its general efficiency, if that is so required by the market, ie the needs of its users.

”When it comes to waste in Kastela, we’ve really introduced order, starting from opening a recycling yard for different types of waste, taking waste from people’s doorsteps to participating in the construction of this recycling yard. We’re still in the phase of an agreement on the joint establishment of a company that will manage it, and these are technical issues that we believe we’ll all agree on in the near future as we plan to build another city recycling yard for which we have around 1.5 million kuna planned for in next year’s budget. In addition to the recycling yard in Rudine, the people of Kastela will also be able to dispose of certain types of waste in Kastel Sucurac, which will reduce transportation costs and save time,” said the mayor of Kastela, Denis Ivanovic.

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