Implementation of a Waste Processing Unit in the Prefecture of Serres

The Waste Treatment Plant of the Prefecture of Serres will serve all the municipalities of the Prefecture of Serres as well as the municipality of Kilkis.

The Public Private Sector Partnership Agreement (PPP) for its construction, signed on 13/6/2017, concerns the design, financing, construction, maintenance and operation of its infrastructure and is the first PPP project that connects resources of the current programming period ( NSRF 2014-2020) with private funds. The total amount of the investment amounts to 36.2 million Euros (NSRF contribution 15.2 million €). The plant will use the technologies of mechanical recycling for the recovery of materials (plastic, metal, paper) with modern equipment such as optical separators, magnetic separators, etc. and aerobic composting of the remaining fraction, for the production of Compost Type Material. It will also receive and process pre-selected organic waste from the sorting at the source to be applied by the Municipalities (brown bin), in order to produce high quality compost suitable even for agricultural use.

Landfill in the NW sector of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki

Landfill in the NW sector of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki

The Waste Landfill of the NW sector is the only solid landfill in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki and receives on a daily basis, an average of 1400 tonnes of waste. The space was designed and constructed with the aim of accepting all the waste of the Prefecture, only for the first two years of its operation and, afterwards, about 60%.

The delay in the implementation of the other projects, which were included in the Regional Planning, results in the landfill being constantly burdened with a larger amount of waste. In order to ensure the necessary landfill for the waste, the waterproofing of cells 3 and 4, with a total area of ​​159 acres, is carried out, as provided by the initial design of the project.

Waste Transfer Station of Northwest Urban Complex of Thessaloniki

The Solid Waste Transfer Station of the NW Urban Complex of Thessaloniki is a basic choice of regional waste management planning. It has been funded by the Regional Development Fund and National Resources, while fully covering all environmental requirements of European and Greek legislation. 40% of the waste of the central Municipality of Thessaloniki and the waste of the Municipalities of Ampelokipi – Menemeni, Neapoli – Sykies, Oreokastro, Delta, Kordelio – Evosmos and Chalkidona are transferred to the premises. With the operation of the garbage trucks, they have been reduced annually by 50%, offering savings of human resources for the Municipalities, but also a general reduction of the cost of cleaning management, for the benefit of the citizens.

Redevelopment of Uncontrolled Waste Disposal Areas

Thermi and Derveni Environmental Parks

For the first time in Greece, in former Uncontrolled Waste Disposal Areas, which were a source of pollution and contamination, environmental parks have been created through extensive redevelopment that upgrades the environment and the surrounding area. The Environmental Parks of Thermi and Derveni, in eastern and western Thessaloniki respectively, now function as places of recreation and information and receive on a daily basis visitors from all over Central Macedonia.

The green areas, covering an area of ​​hundreds of acres, have entertainment and sports infrastructure while the quality of restoration of the environment impress the visitors.

Biogas Electricity Generation Unit

The plant operates in the former Landfill in Tagarades with significant benefits in ecological and energy level, which is why it was characterized by the European Union as one of the 100 excellent projects in Europe. The electricity generated by the 5 MW power plant is available to the local electrical grid.

Recyclable Materials Sorting Center

In the area of ​​Tagarades there is a plant for sorting recyclable materials, which precedes by a large margin, in volume of recyclable materials, any other plant in Greece. The building has an odor and dust retention system as well as a network for the collection and transport of liquids in biological treatment.