A.S.A., an international company that owns regional landfills in Kikinda and Lapovo, has announced new investments in Serbia. Alexander Nalepka, the General Manager of A.S.A. in Serbia, said that that company, which owned two out of five regional landfills in Serbia, had invested about 13 million euros in those landfills to date.
A.S.A. also owns landfills in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, and Bulgaria. Its daughter company A.S.A. Eko is present in Serbia since 2006 and employs about 100 people and serves 120,000 citizens and 1,300 companies.
Nalepka said that, according to the documents of the Government of Serbia, there was a need for a total of 26 regional landfills in the country so that A.S.A. was ready to participate in tenders that should be announced by local self-governments.
According to his words, that project is put on hold due to a difficult economic situation that causes municipalities to postpone the announcement of tenders.
Nalepka added that waste collecting services in the municipalities the company was present in were paid for by citizens, while municipal authorities were paying for waste disposal services. In that way, citizens are monthly paying about RSD 80 per person for waste collecting services, while waste disposal services cost municipalities about RSD 60 per capita on monthly basis.
The General Manager of A.S.A. Eko added that the life of landfills was 25 years and that the company would invest in them between 23 and 24 million euros in that period.
According to his words, the landfills of A.S.A. are built in accordance with the highest European standards and no ecological incident has ever occurred in them.
Nalepka also said that wastewater at landfills of that company was held under a strict control and that tests determined that water at landfills in Serbia was of the same rank as drinking water.
He stated that landfills in Kikinda and Lapovo were equipped with an electronic sensor system that functioned as an alarm in case of an ecological incident.
– A.S.A. landfills in Serbia have big potentials because their development, running parallel with raising of the living standard of citizens and promotion of legislation in the field of environment protection, will enable production of biogas and alternative fuels – said Nalepka.