Miteco Reconstruction of the Old Recycling Plant in Rakovica

On the occasion of 50 years since the establishment of the first purchase stations for secondary raw materials in the Belgrade municipality of Rakovica, company Miteco officially unveiled recycling complex on May 23, which consists of a transfer station for industrial and hazardous waste, a new recycling plant and a plant for mobile remediation of PCB contaminated sites

Miodrag Mitrović, president of Miteco stressed out that the construction of a recycling facility presents an example of successful privatization and brownfield investments, which in addition to reviving the old buildings include construction and rehabilitation of polluted soil.

The value of the investment amounts to €2.3 million, the total area of recycling complex is 14,200 m2, the complex has a capacity of 10,000 tons of industrial and hazardous waste annually.

“Today, at the locations where hazardous waste was removed, a new, modern factory is being constructed, and company Miteco actively participated and contributed to our efforts, and on this occasion demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and quality of services provided. This is a proof that Serbia has the knowledge, technologies and companies that can work difficult and complex tasks in this area, whether it be on the treatment, storage and export of hazardous waste”, said Stana Božović, State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection.

Commissioning of the recycling facility in Rakovica enable the opening of 30 new jobs and contribute to the rapid development of Belgrade and Serbia, stated by Miroslav Miletić, Vice President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

Recycling complex will comply with national and European regulations, which will ensure integrated management of waste in a unique way. Secretariat for Environmental Protection has already created Local waste management plan for the entire territory of the City of Belgrade from 2011 to 2020.

“The realization of these plans waste will no longer be a problem rather than raw materials and, consequently, the degree of protection of the environment and human health will be raised to a higher level”, said Goran Trivan, Secretary for Environmental Protection of the City of Belgrade.