Starting at the end of 2023, residents of Prague will notice changes to their waste management system. New outdoor waste containers and receptacles will be introduced throughout the city, replacing the current ones. The changes will affect public and private waste stations to streamline waste disposal and increase recycling.
One of the most significant changes will be the introduction of the so-called “multicommodity bins,” or “3-in-1 bins,” placed at residential waste stations throughout the city. These bins will feature prominent labeling and be used to collect plastics, beverage cartons, and metals. These materials will then be sorted at a separate facility.
The new system will also introduce a 2-in-1 bin to replace the current outdoor containers for beverage cartons. This change is in response to the high costs of collecting these materials and the fact that they are often heavily contaminated.
The new waste management system has been in development for some time, with the city working to introduce new recycling and waste reduction methods. For instance, Prague has begun offering free biowaste containers to residents, with over 16,000 people already taking advantage of the program.
The changes to the waste management system will be rolled out gradually throughout the city to have only multicommodity bins in use by the end of the year. The city has been working to keep residents informed of the changes through web resources and other communication methods.
The new system is an important step forward for Prague, which has been working to improve its waste management practices for years. By encouraging recycling and making it easier for residents to dispose of their waste responsibly, the city is taking a significant step toward a cleaner, more sustainable future.
In addition to the environmental benefits, the new waste management system is expected to save the city money in the long run by reducing the need for more expensive waste collection methods. With new recycling programs and more efficient waste disposal methods, Prague is poised to become a leader in sustainable waste management practices.