The initial layout for the large household waste collection centre planned to be constructed in Mažeikiai District Municipality was revealed in a meeting held on Monday. The site will also house a ReUse centre for used or unwanted items.
Advisor to the Mayor of the Municipality Virgilijus Radvilas, Deputy Director of the Municipality Administration Linas Memys and administration specialists met with the architects to give feedback and discuss the next stages of the project.
The new centre is aimed to operate by circular based waste management principles. It will include an exchange point where residents can exchange items they no longer use for items they need, as well as a section for repair. Educational sessions will also be held for people to learn how to give a second life to already used items.
In Lithuania there are currently over 100 large waste collection sites, 1 in Mažeikiai. Municipalities across the country must expand the network of such sites by 2027. In rural areas there should be a site no further than 15km from residential areas. In cities there should be a distance of 10km between such sites and they should be able to cater for at least 40,000 people.
A video about the meeting and the site are also available here in Lithuanian (redirects to Facebook).
The Circular Based Waste Management project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation – eeagrants.org.