Press Release, Ministry of the Environment - Launch of the first call for fundraising for the establishment of collection centers through voluntary contributions from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan

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Launch of the first call for fundraising for the establishment of collection centers through voluntary contributions from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan

Press release. Publication date: 22 Sep 2022

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The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests announces the launch, between September 22, 2022 and November 22, 2022, of the first round of fundraising for sub-investment I.1.A. The establishment of collection centers through voluntary contributions from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2020 – 2026.

The general objective of this sub-investment is to accelerate the process of expansion and modernization of waste management systems in Romania. The focus is on separate collection, prevention measures, reduction, reuse and recovery, in order to comply with the applicable directives and the transition to the circular economy.

It also aims to develop an efficient waste management, by supplementing the capacities of separate collection, preparation for reuse and recovery of waste, in order to continue the process of compliance with the provisions of specific directives and the transition to the circular economy.

Voluntary collection centers will ensure the separate collection of household waste that cannot be collected in the door-to-door system, i.e. recyclable waste and bio-waste that cannot be collected in individual bins, as well as special waste flows - bulky waste, waste electrical and electronic equipment, used batteries, hazardous waste, construction and demolition waste.

The proposed target is the construction and operationalization of 565 collection centers with voluntary input until the middle of 2026. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests makes available to the beneficiaries a model project for the construction of collection centers.

The total financial allocation granted by the PNRR for the works intended to establish voluntary collection centers is 587.860.000 euros, of which 135.660.000 euros represents an additional financial allocation of 30% of the amounts allocated by the PNRR.

The maximum eligible value is no more than 778.720 euros/Collection Center through voluntary contribution, the equivalent without VAT, in accordance with the general estimate related to the project - type. From this amount, the cost of equipping the collection center through voluntary contribution with machines and technological equipment, including equipment and intangible assets, is approximately 280.000 euros, excluding VAT.

Funding applications may be submitted within the maximum ceiling of 200% of the total financial allocation.

The projects will be selected for funding in the order of priorities established by the PNRR based on the "first come, first served" criterion.

"Starting today, local authorities can apply for funding for the establishment of collection centers through voluntary contributions. We thus help municipalities to expand their separate collection infrastructure and improve their recycling rates. The authorities in the urban area must take the step towards well-developed systems, intelligent systems, which manage information at the household level, at the family level. I hope we have as many requests as possible for the establishment of these centers for the separate collection of household waste that cannot be collected in the door-to-door system. Citizens will be able to hand over bulky waste to these centers, including used tires or furniture, electrical and electronic equipment waste, used batteries, hazardous waste, construction and demolition waste," said Barna Tánczos, Minister of Environment, Water and Forests.

             Eligible beneficiaries:

  • Administrative-Territorial Units (including their subdivisions/sectors), organized at municipality, city, commune and county level and their associations (ADI).
  •  Other legal Associations of UATs, established for the application to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan as well as for the purpose of developing, modernizing and completing the integrated management systems of municipal waste at county level or at the level of municipalities/cities/municipalities that own the infrastructure necessary for the provision of the public waste management service.

This sub-investment concerns activities/actions specific to the establishment and equipment of collection centers through voluntary contribution (CAV). A funding request can include one to a maximum of 5 platforms.

A beneficiary may submit several funding applications, but the total cumulative amount of funding granted under Investment 1, Sub-investments 1.A, 1.B, 1.C cannot exceed the maximum threshold of 15 million euros per beneficiary.

Date and start time of project submission: 22.09.2022, 12.00.

Closing date and time for project submission: 22.11.2022, 12:00.

Detailed information on accessing and carrying out the measures within the PNRR are contained in the specific guide Conditions for accessing European funds related to the PNRR within the CALL FOR PROJECTS PNRR/ 2022/C3/S/I.1.A website  http://pnrr.mmap.ro