Waste collection in underground bins begins in Ayia Napa

The municipality of Ayia Napa has kicked off the European programme for the reduction of solid waste with the collection of waste in underground bins.

In a press release, the municipality says that the collection of waste in the 180 underground bins at 36 points around the town began in early July, noting that five bins have been placed at each point for the collection of paper, PMD, glass, organic waste, and mixed waste.

It adds that the purpose of the underground bins was to separate recyclable and organic materials from large producers of waste, such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, and others.

At most points, the area has been landscaped, including easy access by persons with disabilities.

** The report is in the context of the project Rethink: Reduce- Reuse � Recycle which is funded by the EU programme LIFE+ (project code: LIFE13 INF/CY/000910) of the EU. Coordinating Beneficiary: CyBC. Partners: Green Dot Cyprus, Department of Environment, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, CNA, Fost Plus Belgium **

Source: Cyprus News Agency