The Municipality of Polis Chrysohous will participate in a Department of Environment programme for sorting waste at source with the separate collection of recyclable waste.
The programme is aimed at coastal tourist areas and the necessary equipment is fully funded by the EU.
Polis Chrysohous Mayor Angelos Georgiou Odysseos told the Cyprus News Agency the decision to participate in this programme is “an important and positive development regarding household waste management”.
Outlining the aims of Polis Chrysohous, Odysseos said seven points will be created for the collection of recyclable materials, such as biodegradable organic waste, PMD, and glass.
It is proposed that these points be set up in Latsi, various hotels, the camping site, and near restaurants. The waste will be emptied into special waste compressors by municipal staff.
Furthermore, ten large skips will be placed at the disposal of citizens for biodegradable waste.
All recycling bins will be emptied by the Municipality with the use of special electric vehicles, while the compressors and skips will be emptied by large vehicles which will also serve the community of Neo Chorio.
Odysseos said the project draft plans have been completed and the interested parties have been notified. The proposed plan is pending approval by the Department of Environment.
He added that a study has already been carried out regarding the cost of the project and the benefits to the community, and the area has been mapped and points for placing the equipment have been designated.
He said the project is expected to improve waste management for hotels and the coastal front, which produces masses of waste during the summer months.