The investment for the rehabilitation of the disposals sites of Berat, Kuçove and Dimal municipalities was accompanied by a series of challenges for the respective technical teams.
The Integrated Solid Waste Management in Berat Region project during the period January 2021-September 2022 offered technical assistance through a dedicated expert to facilitate the management of rehabilitated disposals sites.
Assistance included the organization of various training sessions but also field work. Every month, the expert together with the management staff worked intensively to improve the work in the field, specifically by layering the waste, compacting it, covering it with soil, taking care of placing the gas pipes and checking their continuity. The team took also care of drains, drainage channels, leachate collection tubs, etc.
Parallel to the field work, joint training sessions with the Competence Team developed not only the discussion on common management issues but encouraged competition to demonstrate the efforts, challenges and experience between them. To complete the landfill management assistance package, the Landfill Management Operational Plan was drawn up for each of the municipalities, creating the first technical basis for ongoing management.
Now the technical staff of the disposal sites management have increased and developed their professional skills, in order to anticipate the problems that may occur during their daily work. In the framework of this activity, Kucova Municipality has set up a special structure for Waste Management, which consists of technical staff dedicated to the management of the disposal site. The Municipality of Berat, through the Waste Management Sector set up within the implementation of the project and the entrepreneurial cleaning company, follows the monitoring and daily management of the operation at the storage site. The rehabilitated landfills are part of the curricula of the schools of the area, which they visit to understand and be informed about waste management and the care they must show for their reduction, reuse and recycling.
The municipalities of Berat Region are implementing the Solid Waste Management Project, funded by SECO, Swiss Government and implemented by Infrastruktur &Umwelt in consortium with FLAG and Sehloff. The mayors and the respective technical staffs of Berat, Kuçova and Dimal municipalities requested the Project Team for emergency intervention for the rehabilitation of the existing dumpsites, starting from the emergency problems that these dumpsites were carrying. In support of this request and the objective of the project for the implementation of short-term measures, the Plan for the Improvement of Rehabilitative Measures was prepared for the Berat, Kucova and Dimal dumpsites. These improvement plans were drawn up based on VKM 389 dt. 27.06.2018, as well as amended VKM No. 452 The main purpose of the concept is to: