Over 1900 households in Pelivan commune will soon benefit from a modern waste collection service

One of the goals of the Strategic Development Plan of the Pelivan Municipality for 2020-2025 is to organize the communal waste management service. This goal is achieved thanks to the partnership signed by the municipality with the project of civic involvement in local government “MĂ IMPLIC”.

Today, only 450 households (23.2%) from Pelivan village and some public institutions from Cișmea village, benefit from a waste collection service, provided by the municipal enterprise from Orhei town. The municipality, by mobilizing and involving all the citizens of Pelivan commune, decided to create its own selective waste collection service.

The list of activities of the Community Initiative Team includes the elimination of unauthorized landfills, organizations of a single landfill, obtaining the necessary permits, purchasing of waste bins for households and equipping the municipal enterprise with necessary technical equipment for selective waste collection. Solutions for the animal waste, construction waste and vegetable waste from households will be considered. Also, 10 public platforms for selective waste collection will be arranged in Pelivan commune. Information and education activities for citizens are to be carried out, therefore the Community Initiative Team hopes that at least 1900 households will contract the communal service. It is expected that the municipal enterprise will discharge about 2520 tons of waste annually, waste sorting will allow to sell the recyclable waste to local recycling enterprises, and this will create additional income for the municipality. Moreover, with the organization and launch of the new service, the municipality hopes to expand the service in neighboring villages (Cucuruzeni, Zorile and Crihana).

In the period 2021-2023, the commune Pelivan will implement a project aimed to improve the solid waste management service, with the support of the Project “MĂ IMPLIC”, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by SKAT Consulting. Following the signed agreement, the municipality will benefit from funding (maximum 65,000 CHF), consulting, and capacity building services. The Project “MĂ IMPLIC” will help the LPA and the service provider not only to improve the infrastructure but also to develop long-term approaches to keep this infrastructure in good shape and to have sustainable models for financing the provision of services. In our work, we will ensure that local citizens, employees of LPAs, NGOs, economic agents are actively involved in modernizing public services in the community and especially that the less advantaged have equal access to these services.