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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Corfu: The Complete Waste Management Plan

From Enimerosi

Ολόκληρο το σχέδιο του υπουργείου Εσωτερικών για τη διαχείριση των σκουπιδιών στην Κέρκυρα

This is the plan. How long will people have to wait for the implementation? Let's hope the transitional period doesn't last another 10 years. I won't be coming back to Corfu for more than one night unless there has been some serious progress by May 2019.

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The Regional Plan

The Regional Waste Management Plan of the Ionian Islands for Corfu foresees the following projects:

1. The transition period, which is a Component Processing Unit, batching and temporary storage.

2. Completion of the infrastructure and operation of the South Corfu HNT as HYTYY.

3. Development of bio-waste and recycling systems (4 streams).

4. Construction of a Central Waste Treatment Plant with a composting plant in Central Corfu.

5. Implementation of a composting unit in Paxos.

6. Construction of a new HYTT. Corfu.

7. Implementation of Central Green Point, Mobile Green Point, 10 Green Isles, 3 Small Green Points in the Transfrontier Islands and 1 Small Green Point in Paxos.

8. Construction of KEDISP.

9. Implementation of 3 mobile SMPs in Corfu (north, south and northwest Corfu) and 3 small SMAs in the Transfrontier islands.

10. Upgrading and restoration of existing HYATT projects Central Corfu.

The Solid Waste Management Association of Perfecture of Corfu (SYDIDA) and its Municipalities, in relation to the implementation of the foreseen works of the WSSD, had and have, like all Municipalities and Buddhists .NAS of the country, the full support of the competent Ministries in their financing. However, the prerequisite for all was and is the submission of proposals mature in their studies and licensing, in order to be included in the financial instruments of ESPA.

The Municipality has responded

The Municipality of Corfu has submitted the following proposals to date, in the corresponding invitations:

 In the Regional Operational Program ROP (Cohesion Fund), in Call 1741 / 09.2016 "Actions for the management of biowaste and recyclable municipal waste in the Ionian Islands Region", has submitted three (3) proposals:

 "Development of a separate collection network for recyclable materials" of the proposed Public Expenditure € 1,238,760

 "Development of a separate collection network for bio-waste" of the proposed Public Expenditure € 925,476.48

 "Construction and equipment of three (3) Green Points" of the proposed Public Expenditure 6,393,707 €

 In the ERDF, Invitation 1932 / 11.2016: "Information and awareness raising actions for the Integrated Solid Waste Management in PI" has been incorporated the "Information and awareness campaign for the management of MSW in the Municipality of Corfu" Public Expenditure 66.400,00 €.

 At the Ministry of Environment, in Call 1465 / 04.2016 "Actions for the Integrated Urban Waste Management", has submitted the proposal "Unit for the exploitation of biodegradable urban waste of Corfu", with a total requested Public Expenditure of 10.350.000 €.

 In Call 2240 / "Actions for Integrated Urban Waste Management: Implementation of Renewable Urban Waste Recovery and Disposal Projects" has submitted the proposal "Integral Waste Management Unit Corfu ", total requested Public Expenditure € 8.673.800

 In Call 2242 / "Support for Beneficiaries in the Maturity of Urban Waste Management Operations", the proposal "Urban Waste Management Studies for Corfu Municipal Urban Waste Management" was included in the total amount of requested Public Expenditure of € 828.044.

The (pre) history and the transition period

There existed the PESA in the Temploni and the CYTA (relatively small) of Corfu. However, CYTA in Teblonion continued to experience problems with compliance with environmental legislation and problems of malfunction since 2010, leading to the first sentence of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in April 2017, and the request by the European Commission for its closure and restoration (now saturated).

SYDISA, in accordance with the PWSD, has legally started, since October 2017, the implementation of the aforementioned transition period, the mobile Compact Processing Unit - batching of residues on the outskirts of the HYATT of Templon ( and within the broader land plots of land) and temporary storage.

The operation of the above Unit results in recyclable materials for recycling, compost used as useful material for the restoration work of the TEMP and the bundled residues that would travel to the HFC South Corfu, which according to the PESA would change to CYTY so that it would be sufficient until the construction and operation of the Central Waste Treatment Plant in Central Corfu as well as the new CYTW as foreseen by the PESD

SYDICSA of Corfu completed the necessary studies and has taken the relevant decision to approve environmental conditions for the above conversion of the South Corfu HFC to HYTYY. Only the publication from the Ionian Islands Region of the relative was left which was delayed due to the fact that the residents of South Corfu were prevented from connecting with the PPC network, the connection with the water supply network and a relatively small part of the access road.

This transitional management plan has gradually begun its implementation since October 2017, but the ballasts were stored without being able to reach the CY.Y.N. of Corfu for the aforementioned reasons. At the end of March - early April 2018, the incumbent contractor of the Mobile Symmetry Processing and Ballasting Unit gradually discontinued the operation of the transitional facility, resulting in a stalemate with regard to the disposal of waste.

The competent Ministries with their continuous and uninterrupted interventions have tried to do the utmost, both in the direction of reopening the transitional solution and in the completion of the remaining work for the issuance of the permit and the operation of the CYT of South Corfu, so as to normalize the waste collection situation in the municipalities of Corfu and Paxos.

The sabotage

On May 6, a fire occurred at the CYT of South Corfu, causing damage, bigger in the administration building, on the power boards and smaller on the network that would be connected to the external water supply network. There have been unsuccessful attempts by SIDIS and the Municipality of Corfu to complete the small residual works in order to issue the permit for the HYTHT in South Corfu from the Region.

On 22 May, the Municipality of Corfu submitted a request to the Decentralized Administration of the Peloponnese, Greece and the Ionian Sea and on 6 June the amendment to the Decision of the Environmental Terms Approval of the HFC SA Corfu in order to be able to transfer and legally store the bundles of the broader site of the CYTA of Temploni, as well as what would be generated by the reopening of the transitional solution within the framework of the existing contract.

The last phase so far

On 2 June, the waste was disposed of and transported to the transitional facility, where up to 13 June was processed about 2,100 tons of waste. On June 15, a contract was signed between SYDIDA of Corfu and a company that took over the transfer from Temploni and deposited them at the CYT of South Corfu with the remains of bins and the commencement of the transfer- storage of bins in the CYT of South Corfu.

The competition was also completed with the appointment of a new contractor who continues the operation of the Mobile Compact Processing Unit and the batching of the waste of the transitional solution. At the same time, the competitive procedure for the repair of the damages caused by the fire at the CYT of South Corfu is in progress as well as for the maturation study of the projects for the financing of the construction of the final MEA and new HYTYY

The transfer, unacceptable

In conclusion, we would like to close by underlining the fact that no one can no longer ignore the existence of this sanitary "bomb" in Corfu, which makes the round of the world and undermines not only the economy of the island but also the image of the country as a whole . The government is not going to be indifferent. It will take decisive steps towards the implementation of the relevant planning, which, under the PECA, was approved by the local authorities, ie the local community of Corfu.

As a result, all the scope for dialogue has been exhausted, and what needs to be done is the PECA, which, as described above, provides for Leukemie's transition as a landfill site rather than landfill. The government considers other proposals to be unacceptable, which, in a provocative and clearly anti-ecological way, favor the transport of waste in Kozani while expressing the interests of various mechanisms which, by asking the state to subsidize shipments of waste outside Corfu, wish to speculate against the citizens.

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