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Over 40,000 tons of lindane stored without any protection in vicinity of capital of North Macedonia

The tests undertaken by the Ministry of Environment of North Macedonia at Pelenica, located next to the Skopje suburb of Drachevo, showed high concentration of lindane (HCH) covered by waste glass. The hazardous waste from the former chemical industry complex OHIS was not placed in concrete pools, as is the case with the two landfills in OHIS’s yard, which...

North Macedonia’s authorities must provide money to solve the problem with the deposited arsenic at Lojane and the gypsum at Zgropolci

The State Environmental Inspectorate (SEI) of North Macedonia is conducting inspections and reports its findings on old environmental pollution to the Ministry of Environment. However, it has no other obligations related to environmental hot spots. "The ministry should secure assets for these locations to be adequately fenced off and marked, as well as to provide assets for their remediation. The...

Rusino landfill still pollutes city of Gostivar, its citizens request waste selection and recycling to start [Photo gallery]

Located 10 km from the center of the city of Gostivar, in the west of the Republic of North Macedonia, is one of the largest landfills in the country. One rainy October day, the journalistic team from Meta.mk and Portalb.mk, visited the Rusino landfill and during their brief visit shot shocking scenes. Apart from the tens of dogs and...

Skopje’s Drisla landfill numb about the plant for secondary waste selection and recycling

This year, the Skopje landfill Drisla will receive an autoclave, or a machine for treatment of the medical waste, but also an air quality measurement station. The landfill received €800,000 in an IPA project for the recycling of construction waste. But the projects for secondary waste selection, treatment of industrial waste and the waste sorting and packaging plant, which...

EU is waiting, municipalities in North Macedonia have been deliberating for 7 months who will manage the regional landfill in Sveti Nikole

The construction of the first landfill in North Macedonia where the waste will be deposited and recycled in accordance with the European standards is long overdue. Even though the municipality of Sveti Nikole in February agreed to the establishment of the Public inter regional enterprise for waste management "EKO ISTOK- SEVEROISTOK," (Eco East-Northeast), the 18 municipalities in the Eastern...

The world is banning the plastic bags, while we still discuss if their prices should go up!

While the world is completely banning the single-use plastic and the plastic bags, in North Macedonia there are still debates whether to increase their prices in the supermarkets and if that can help to decrease the waste production. Civic organizations call the municipalities to account and say that even the best laws are in vain if the local self-government...

Municipalities in North Macedonia last year weren’t able to collect over 280,000 tons of communal waste

Macedonian citizens are continuing with the creation of enormous quantities of communal waste, that municipality communal enterprises aren't able to collect and transfer to the landfills. In 2020, the total collected communal waste was 913 033 tons, show the data provided by the State Statistical Office. Compared to 2019, we have created 1% less waste, but far more waste...

Tender procedure for construction of regional landfill in Mechkuevci in North Macedonia started

The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of North Macedonia explained for Meta.mk that the tender procedure for the selection of a company that will be building the regional landfill and the six waste transfer stations in the Eastern and the Northeastern Planning region in North Macedonia has already started. This regional landfill, where 65% of the whole waste...

Agreement for issuing a building permit by the municipality of Gostivar for the reconstruction of Rusino landfill

The Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Naser Nuredini, received the representatives of the civic initiative "Stop Rusino" and the Mayor of the Municipality of Gostivar Arben Taravari. The meeting was also attended by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and representatives of the project for establishing an Integrated regional system for waste management in the Polog region. The...

During weekends, Lake Ohrid’s shoreline is overloaded with garbage, enthusiasts are cleaning it up (Photo gallery)

The season at the Ohrid Lake has already begun and with it, some ugly scenes seem to arrive. Many locations on the shoreline are full of waste left by the visitors. Fortunately, Ohrid has enthusiasts that are dedicating their time and energy to prevent the shoreline to become a landfill. The past weekend, "Chist Ohrid" (Clean Ohrid) Initiative, second...

Drisla landfill will stop incinerating medical waste next month

This summer, the first quantities of medical waste will be sterilized at Drisla landfill, that services Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. The new unit that the landfill has acquired will start working from next month, which means the procedure for burning waste created by COVID-19 centers and other medical institutions in Macedonia will finally be abandoned. Drisla's incinerator,...

The dumps at Vardar River bring profit to someone and air pollution to everyone: “We burn waste to survive”

Thick grey smoke rises afar, in the direction of the squat at the foot of Kale Hill, where we are headed together with a team from the City Inspector Office. This is the location where this winter we have on many occassions seen that something is burning and the stench of the burnt rubber and plastics trailed down Vardar...

Illegal landfill with carcinogen lindane in Dracevo to be fenced off by the end of the year

By the end of the year, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning will close the area off with a fence in Drachevo where there are doubts that an illegal landfill is located containing 8,000 tons of lindane, which came from the OHIS plant, State Secretary from the Ministry, Ana Petrovska confirmed for "Meta". She said that after Meta reported on...

Unmarked landfill with 8.000 tons of carcinogenic lindane from OHIS is poisoning the environment around Drachevo

In the vicinity of Drachevo, in the Pelenitsa area, there is an illegal landfill with several thousand tons of toxic waste which contains Lindane, the Ministry of Environment told “Meta”. The landfill is unmarked, uninhabited and there is no sign informing the public that there is a toxic carcinogen waste that affects both the environment and human health. The Lindane...

Citizens of Tetovo dumped waste outside the Municipality building and demand the resignation of Arifi

The protest in Tetovo today for clean air went calmly, and citizens demanded that Tetovo’s major, Teuta Arifi, resign. They dumped garbage in front of the municipal building and chanted “We want to breathe” and “Here’s your landfill”. The citizens first gathered in the city square, and from there they headed towards the Municipality of Tetovo building. Today, they complained of...

Today citizens of Tetovo will protest for clean air after complaints of an unbearable smell

Today, the citizens of Tetovo will gather at 13:00 pm in the city square to protest for clean air, because after the burning of the landfill, residents are complaining that in the city there is an unbearable stench. On the Faceebook event page “Landfill Tetovo”, it says people will start the protest from the city square, and will head towards...