Detailed research on the cross-border impact from illegal dumps on the territory of the municipality of Vidin
Unregulated pollution on the territory of Vidin municipality
Results of visits in the settlements of Vidin Municipality:
- 24 settlements with contaminated sites / unregulated landfills;
- 43 contaminated territories;
- Over 17 000 m³ of waste;
- 43,000 m² of contaminated territory;
- 55% of the wastes are inert materials.
Clearing polluted territories
– The clearance of unregulated contaminated sites / landfills should start with the largest, which pose the greatest risks to human health and the environment;
– Expenses for clearing of unregulated landfills.
Impact of illegal landfills in the City of Zajecar
Zajecar is a municipality and the administrative centre of the Zajecar District in eastern Serbia. According to the 2011 census, the city administrative area has a population of 59,461 inhabitants. City is also the largest place in eastern Serbia.
Zajecar is located in central part of Timok region and it is including Zajecar basin, east part of Crna reka and north part of Knjazevac basin and south part of Negotin region. Territory of the municipality is bordered by mountain Deli Jovan on north, Old mountain on east and south-east that is also state border with Bulgaria and on south and south-west with Lasovac mountain that is a branch of Tupuznica mountain and on west with Jezevica mountain and branches of Veliki Krs.
The waste management system in Zajecar is based on waste collecting, transporting and landfilling. In this regard, city of Zajecar is no different than other municipalities in Serbia, where landfilling is still the predominant method.
The principal aim in dealing with illegal waste activity should be to secure the protection of the environment and human health. Therefore, the primary obligation of a local authority when illegal waste activity is discovered is to ensure that the waste is recovered or disposed of, in the shortest practicable time, without endangering the environment or human health and without using processes and methods which could harm the environment and in particular without:
– risk to human or animal health, water, air, soil or plant life;
– causing a nuisance through noise or odours;
– adversely affecting the countryside, or places of special interest.
Project CB007.1.31.304 “Prevention and mitigation of consequences of man-made cross-border disasters in the region Vidin-Zajecar”
The project is co-funded by EU through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria–Serbia Programme 2014-2020
This material has been produced with the assistance of the European Union
through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria-Serbia Programme, CCI No
2014TC16I5CB007. The contents of this material are the sole responsibility of
Municipality of Vidin and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European
Union or the Managing Authority of the Programme.