How much municipal waste was sorted in cities in 2022?

The latest data on the level of municipal waste sorting show that there are big differences in waste sorting between cities in Slovakia.

The data on the level of sorting tells what percentage of the total amount of municipal waste the municipalities managed to sort in a given year.

The biggest year-on-year increase in the level of municipal waste sorting among the 30 most populated cities in 2022 was achieved by Trebišov.

While in 2021 the city reported 31.24%, for 2022 it was 48.16%, i.e. almost 17 percentage points more.

Trebišov praises the large collection

Quantitative collection together with electronic waste registration helped Trebišova to increase sorting

There are also municipalities in eastern Slovakia that use the ESONA system. In the city of Trebišov, the Municipal Technical Services provides waste collection with a vehicle equipped with reading devices.

From 2021, they introduced a bulk collection system. Thanks to the measures taken, the sorting rate in Trebišov increased from 21% in 2020 to 48% in 2022.

“The increase in separation is the result of the responsible approach of the city’s citizens, as well as the introduction of mass collection and electronic waste registration.”

According to Marek Elek, the municipal officer for the environment, the town hall explains the year-on-year increase in the level of waste sorting by the implementation of several measures, which in retrospect proved to be “apparently very justified.” However, according to him, one measure took the most time.

“The most important expedient measure was the introduction of mass collection of municipal waste in 2021,” said M. Elek. “This system of municipal waste collection was fully manifested in 2022, when the citizens of the city identified with the new method of collection, began to actively use it, adequately separate and approach the management of municipal waste responsibly.”

According to M. Elek, the introduction of the new system was significantly reflected in the figures on the generation of mixed municipal waste and sorting.