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Illegal landfills to be eliminated

A new project entitled “Let's clean up the country!” will be launched to eliminate illegally dumped waste accumulated in recent decades.

Last year, the issue of waste management was reviewed, and this spring, proposals for sanctions, the elimination of illegal waste, and economic policy issues were developed.

Anita Boros, State Secretary for Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), said the project is the first phase of a waste management rationalization program launched in the second half of 2019.

In addition to clearing the country of waste and imposing sanctions, the plan is to identify landfills where objects that the population no longer needs can be legally deposited, she said.

MÁV Zrt., Magyar Közút Zrt., the state forestry companies and national park directorates, the National Directorate General for Water and the local governments are all participating in the implementation of the program with the coordination of the Ministry of the Interior.

Pilot sites have been selected that may be suitable for analyzing the measures required for waste disposal. Following the evaluation of the pilot sites, waste disposal will begin in the fall. 

This year is the first phase of the project, the results of which will be used to develop a task plan for the coming periods, the Secretary of State added.

The WasteRadar mobile phone application is already available and lets anyone report the location of illegal waste.

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