Updates: 10/29/2021 12:08 PM
Released: 29.10.2021, 12:08
Prague – The amount of waste collected in the capital has increased. This year, by October 1, it was 5,004 tons of biodegradable waste. That’s more than the collection companies took from households for the whole of last year, when it was 4995 tons. The spokesman of the Prague Services (PSAS) Radim Mana told ČTK today. The possibility of nationwide collection of biowaste of the city is required by law, but the use of a container for biowaste is not mandatory for Praguers.
“The increase in the volume is due to the reduction of the fee for the bio-bin and the introduction of the collection of this type of waste into the Prague waste management system.
The bio-bin is normally treated so that the waste is thoroughly aerated and moisture is removed from it. At the bottom is a grid separating the solid part of the biowaste from the liquid. It is gradually increasing. Grass, leaves, fruit and vegetable residues, tea bags, tea grounds, potted soil, wood chips from branches and shrubs, sawdust, shavings, bark, hay and straw can be thrown into the containers. Conversely, bags, bioplastics, shells, oils, fats, pet bedding, feathers, hair, hair, dead animals or dairy products are not included.
In Prague, people now pay for waste collection according to the size of the containers and the frequency of collection. It also applies to the collection of biowaste. There are 15,914 bio-waste containers in the metropolis. Smaller 120 liters predominate over larger ones with a volume of 240 liters.