If the problem of landfill will not be solved, Ferizaj risks to "float" in the garbage. Currently, existing landfills in Velikincë of Gjilan and that of Prizren, and transfer center in Gurëz of Ferizaj, are blocked and do not accept waste of Ferizaj.
All that Regional Waste Company "Pastërtia" can do is to seek an alternative place in the region of Ferizaj to set a landfill, even though it seems to be difficult. So far the company in question...
All that Regional Waste Company "Pastërtia" can do is to seek an alternative place in the region of Ferizaj to set a landfill, even though it seems to be difficult. So far the company in question is hardly managing to collect and manage waste, but if there will not be any immediate solution it may come to an unstable situation in this regard. Officials of this company warn the municipality to urgently deal with this issue. Among the reasons why it has come to this condition, officials mention the technical ones, but also the debts that the company has to landfills and transfer center, because the collection of revenue from citizens and businesses is low and does not cover the cost of landfills.
Director of the RWC "Pastërtia", Gazmend Bytyqi, said to Kosovapress that for every week the company collects 500 tons of waste and this constitutes a high cost of their storage.
Bytyqi explains that the rate of collection of funds from citizens does not exceed 60%, this is too small figure to cover the costs of storage as well as wages and depreciation of the mechanism.
"There are 2000 tons of waste per month that should be stored, this amount has a high cost of storage. Collection of revenue is in such rate that does not cover the costs of landfills, and there are difficulties also in providing of 165 workers' wages" said Bytyqi.
It is reported that the company is seeking an alternative place in region of Ferizaj to serve as landfill, but so far it has not succeeded.
"We have submitted this issue to the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Environment, but there is nothing concrete. We are waiting, but in the end we will work together with the municipality," said Bytyqi, determined that this municipality should have its own landfill to reduce management costs.
Otherwise, the summer season is burdened with garbage, because there is a large flow of people. At regional level the company has 165 workers, while concern remains the collection of revenues from businesses and citizens, who are also the biggest debtors. From the collected amount are hardly covered wages and depreciation of mechanism, while it is affecting the payment of debts to landfills.