Increasing regional innovation capacities for
resources efficiency and integrated waste management through cooperation, research and technological development
Area: 6919 km2
Population: 2.97 million
Density: 427 inhabitants/km2
GDP: 0.032 per capita in €
Amount of MSW (2011): 382 kg/capita
Academia: Corvinus University of Budapest - Faculty of Horticultural Science
Business: Geoview Systems Ltd.
Public authority: Municipality of the XXIII District of Budapest, Soroksár
Central Hungary has a core position in Hungary in geographic, economic and cultural sense as well, compared to other regions. The Central Hungarian Region consists of Budapest and Pest County, which surrounds the Capital. Its territory is the smallest of the seven statistical regions, but with its three million inhabitants, nearly two thirds of whom live in Budapest, it is also the most populous. Of the 187 settlements, 42 have town status. There are also 16 + 1 small-region associations, which have a significant role from the point of view of area development. Main features: varied landscape, rich history; developed infrastructure, knowledge-based economy; Leading R&D and education; centre of knowledge, culture, business and recreation.
System of source separation at household level
We have to distinct 3 different categories: Budapest, within that Soroksár our focused micro-region and the rest of the region. Budapest: Door-to-door collection (municipal solid waste collection, (selective waste collection from inhabitants - plastic, tins, paper, biowaste collection in bags); Separate waste collection 4 categories: paper, white glass, coloured glass, plastic; composting bins for inhabitants; selective waste collecting depots. Soroksár is much of the same, except there is no waste depot here. Outside the capital: door-to-door and selective waste collecting depots (5 categories: tins, plastic, paper, white glass, coloured glass).
Key needs and aspirations in innovative waste management