Developing the waste management capacity for saving the nature

Project code:CB005.1.12.008
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2. Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:364291.58 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.03.2019
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

The project aims to provide facilities for the efficient and economical reception, transportation and separation of solid waste generated on the territory of Madzharovo (Bulgaria) and Edirne (Edirne), as well as dissemination of consistent messages for public outreach about recycling and collection of waste.

The project envisages supply of a specialized car for cleaning the streets, a specialized car for garbage collection and purchase of 100 containers for separate garbage collection for the municipality of Madzharovo. A skid steer loader, a back-hoe loader and a tractor will be delivered for the Municipality of Edirne. During the project implementation 10 days training with the participation of 150 students from Edirne on "Separate collection of waste” will be organized.

The project implementation will increase the capacity of both organizations and awareness of young people in the border region about environmental protection and waste collection.

Project status: Finished

The project partners have implemented the activities according to the schedule.

The current project was mainly designed and implemented to support local authorities from the regions of Edirne and Haskovo /Madzharovo/ establish pre-conditions for development of joint waste management products/services in the feature. Through a balanced approach and combination of investment and soft measures the overall capacity for development and implementation of certain services was obtained. This Common BG-TR Project also illustrates a good area for networking activities.  Madzharovo Municipality  registered its own municipal action and started garbage collection by itself in five villages on the teritory of Madzharovo municipality. The action  helped the municipal officials to use targeted funs not only to pay an external company for the action but to invest in some additional environmental projects for the Municipality. EDIKAB invested in purchase of a  skid steer loader, back-hoe loader and tractor for the Plant. 

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Project materials:

Project materials are available HERE.

Flayer eleborated under the project is available HERE.

Education leaflet is available HERE.

Project products:

Video presentation from the Final press conference held in Edirne on 05 March 2019 is available at the following link:


Leading partner
Municipality of Madzharovo
Edirne Solid Waste Management Union (EDİKAB)