xmas2014To all our Partners in the Municipalities, Public Institutions, and Ministries;
To the Employees at the Swedish Embassy, SIDA and other Donor Organisations,
To Service and Equipment Providers, as well as Visitors at our Workshops and at our Office, etc.

Thank you for your cooperation in 2014, We wish everyone a bright and happy New Year.

Gunnar Linder, Mikael Boldt,
Djordje Stefanovic,
Silvija Mikulić

The Office is closed from 19th December 2014 until 5th January 2015

List of Important Reports and Templates

pcda-cycle engThroughout the implementation of this programme, a number of reports and templates have been elaborated.

This article compiles the most important of this materials.

Please note that some of the material is only available in local languages.

Templates in Local Language:
Template for Baseline Report on Municipal Solid Waste Management
Predložak za kvartalno Izviješće o napretku u Općinskom upravljanju čvrstim otpadom
Predložak za Izviješće o godišnjem napretku u Općinskom upravljanju čvrstim otpadom
Waste Management Plan-Template RS
Waste Management Plan-Template FBiH

Templates in English:
Template for Quarterly Progress Report on Municipal Solid Waste Management
Template for Annual Progress Report on Municipal Solid Waste Management

Reports and guidelines in Local Languages:
measuring cost BiH
Studija izvodljivosti za Transfer Stanicu
Closure of Dumps and non-compliant Landfills – BiH / Zatvaranje deponija i neuvjetnih odlagališta

Reports and guidelines in English:
Transfer Station feasibility study
Closure of Dumps and non-compliant Landfills – English

National Conference on Municipal Waste Day 2 – Open Conference

Wednesday 10. December 2014 the programme invited everyone who wanted to hear about municipal solid waste in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Presentations in English:
ENG Reclaim responsibility Jens
ENG Programme presentation Gunnar
ENG Financial Options Jens
ENG Few Words about Planning Mikael
ENG Continuation of the Improvement of the Waste organisation Mikael
ENG Where do we go from here Gunnar

Presentations in local language:
BIH Reclaim responsibility Jens
BIH inter-municipal cooperation Djordje
BIH Financial Options Jens
BIH Few Words about Planning Mikael
BIH EKOPAK presentation
BIH Continuation of the Improvement of the Waste organisation Mikael

The conference was a part of the official closure of the programme.

National Conference on Municipal Waste Day 1 – For Partner Municipalities

Tuesday 9 December 2014
More than 120 colleges from our 44 partner municipalities was gathered to evaluate the activities during the past 5 years.

Announcement of a National Conference on Municipal Solid Waste Management

At Hotel Hollywood, Ilidza – Sarajevo
10. December 2014
10:00 -15:00 h

The conference is open for everyone dealing with solid waste management, from public administrations, private and public enterprises, students from engineering high schools and universities, as well as NGO’s and consulting companies.

This conference is a part of the Municipal Programme for Solid Waste Management in BiH, supported by the Swedish Government. The conference is planned together with BASWA and the Associations of Cities and Municipalities in RS and FBiH

In connection with the conference, a group of equipment providers are arranging a small exhibition presenting their companies and products.

Participation fee is 50KM per person. The participation fee will cover refreshments and lunch during the conference as well as handout notes from the presentations.

Pre-registration is not mandatory, but in order to facilitate the administration of the conference, one can express their interest by email: conference@bih-waste.se and indicate whether printed matters is preferred in English or local language.

Eleven municipalities signed today contracts with providers of equipment for waste management improvements

Today September 11th 2014. eleven municipalities from Sarajevo surroundings signed contracts with the providers of various waste management equipment under the Swedish Government supported Municipal Programme for solid waste management in BiH which has the value of 952,000 Euros and is aimed at improving waste management in their municipalities.

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Programme, supported by Sweden, was launched in February 2010. The goal is to improve the quality and availability of solid waste services in selected municipalities, and thereby contribute to integrated solid waste management in the country. The total budget for the programme is 10 Million Euros and the Programme has almost reached the 5th year of its duration.

The municipalities that signed contracts today with the provider are 6 from F BiH, namely Breza, Fojnica, Ilijas, Kiseljak, Kresevo and Vares, and 5 from RS: Istocna Ilidza, Istocno Novo Sarajevo, Istocni Stari Grad, Pale and Trnovo. During 2013 these municipalities participated in a comprehensive capacity building programme and prepared municipal waste management plans to be implemented during the coming years. With Swedish support, more than 16,225 households will have improved waste collection system, and the collected waste will be disposed of at regional sanitary landfills. To accomplish these intentions, the municipalities now signed contracts for supply of waste collection trucks, waste containers and bins.

In total 44 municipalities and 6 regions are engaged in the programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Region 6 Final Workshop and Certificates

On June 25th 2014 The last workshop for the participants in region 6 was held at Hotel Sarajevo.

Here are the handout notes:
2014-05-22 SEM Retrospect Region 6 Final WS
2014-06-24 SEM bih The Future MB
Intermunicipal cooperation

Study Tour 2014

Round Table Discussion in Vlasic Mountains

On 2nd of June 2014 representatives from cantons, entities and national ministries met to discuss waste management.

On the agenda was also a proposal for a regional Waste Treatment Centre for 20 municipalities in, and around, Sarajevo.

Handout notes from the discussion:
Vlasic june 2014 Djordje


Establishing of a regional waste treatment center bih

2014-03-16 updated Regional center for waste treatment BiH languages

2014-03-16 Updated Plan for WM in wider Sarajevo eng