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SOFIA MUNICIPALITY AND ECOBATTERY AD SHALL COLLECT THE OLD BATTERIES TOGETHER!

Today, 29 January 2010, Ecobattery AD and Sofia Municipality have signed an agreement for the organization, implementation and application of a system for collection, transportation, temporary storage, primary treatment and handing for utilization and/or disposal of waste batteries and accumulators (WBA). Containers for the separate collection of old batteries shall be placed in the regions of Sofia Municipality in stages.

 The containers shall be placed in administrative buildings, schools and kindergartens, on visible locations, as convenient as possible for citizens. The placement of the bins, collection of hazardous waste, their transportation and treatment shall be carried out by Ecobattery AD, an organization licensed in the utilization of WBA, which has a license to carry out such activities issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water.

    Once the containers have been placed, information materials on the positive and negative effects of spent batteries and the importance of separate waste collection shall be provided.

    This service is completely free of charge not only for the municipality itself but for the general population as well.

            It is prohibited to dispose of batteries in general waste.

     Although batteries have labels specifying they should not be disposed of in general waste bins, this prohibition is neglected on a wide scale. For many of us portable batteries from remote controls, digital cameras and radios are just waste we throw in the bin together with potato peels. We do not think for a moment that this is not right because batteries are among the most toxic waste which we pollute the environment with.

     Batteries are very dangerous waste because of the hazardous chemicals they contain. They are highly toxic and once released in the environment, they pollute with heavy metals which

    The places where the containers for collection of waste batteries are: schools and kindergartens, hospitals and administrative buildings.

    We invite everyone to become more involved and take responsibility for the separate collection of all types of waste.

    The areas in Sofia where Ecobattery AD shall organize a system for separate collection of waste batteries are: 

  • Sredets
  • Ilinden
  • Vazrajdane
  • Nadejda
  • Oboriste
  • Novi Iskar
  • Serdika
  • Kremikovtsi
  • Poduyane
  • Bankya

 

Let’s live and work cleanly!

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