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CF 123: Setting up of the Gozo Waste Transfer and Material Recovery Facility

Project Cost: €7,475,587
Beneficiary: WasteServ Malta Ltd.
Line Ministry: Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
Start Date: 2009
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The project mainly comprises of a controlled facility for the reception, sorting, processing, interim storage and transfer of wastes originating from Gozo and Comino. The dry recyclables are now being sorted and bailed prior to further treatment or export. The Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) will be separated into three fractions; the organic fraction which shall be diverted for biological treatment, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and rejects.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life CF
Fund: Cohesion Fund
Operational Objective: To minimise landfilling of waste and to rehabilitate disused landfills, as well as, increase the capacity for waste treatment for energy recovery and recycling purposes;
Priority Axis: PA5 Safeguarding the Environment
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA5 Solid Waste

Project Objectives

The general objective of this project is to provide a Waste Transfer and Material Recovery Facility for Gozo (1) to reduce the nuisances of waste being transported from Gozo to Malta for disposal and (2) to reduce the amount of recyclable waste being disposed at landfill in Malta.The specific objectives include:Reducing material directed to landfill as per Waste Management Regulations LN168 of 2002;Drastically reducing transport needs and nuisances in transportation of wastes between Malta and Gozo thus contributing positively towards reducing the carbon footprint and also reducing transport costs;Catering for dry recyclables (plastics, paper and cardboard, glass and metals) coming from the adjacent Gozo CA site, Bring-In sites and also materials from the Grey Bag Scheme; Application of the principle of proximity and self sufficiency Reducing the disamenities of waste management to Gozo residents by closing down the Qortin site and developing a site with limited disamenities at Tal-Kus

Project Results

The direct results of this project include the following:i) Recovery of 2,900 tonnes of recyclable waste per annum from Gozo.ii) A total saving of 23,053km per yeariii) A compaction rate of 10%.

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