İzmir Metropolitan Municipality continues to support the cleaning services of district municipalities with modern vehicles. 10.7 garbage trucks purchased at a cost of 15 million lira were put into service in Buca. Stating that they will donate 8 garbage trucks, 2 rubble trucks and 3 road sweeping vehicles to the district in the coming days, Mayor Soyer said, “We are demonstrating a full will for İzmir to be a clean and harmonious city with nature. "I know very well that every penny of this investment we make will return to our city in terms of health and prosperity."
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality provides vehicle support to district municipalities to collect domestic wastes in a fast and healthy way with the goal of a “clean city”. Finally, 10 state-of-the-art garbage trucks purchased at a cost of 780 million 15 thousand TL were put into service in Buca. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer handed over the keys of the vehicles to Buca Mayor Erhan Kılıç. CHP Izmir Deputies Bedri Serter and Sevda Erdan Kılıç and CHP Provincial Chair Deniz Yücel also attended the turnkey delivery.
Garbage and waste concept is changing in İzmir
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer stated that they have put forward a complete will for İzmir to be a clean city compatible with nature and said, “The concept of garbage and waste has to change in our city now. We do not see garbage as a waste in the new era. We consider it as an economic resource. The whole world now uses garbage as raw material. We started to create a new cyclical understanding in Izmir, from the collection of garbage to its disposal, ”he said.
We produce electricity and fertilizers from garbage
Stating that İzmir has two ends of the garbage separation cycle, one of them is solid waste separation and storage investments, the other is the collection of garbage from where it is located.
“We started to generate electrical energy from the wastes stored in Harmandalı Regular Solid Waste Storage Facility. With the Biogas Plant here, we eliminate approximately 100 million cubic meters of methane per year and generate 200 million kilowatt hours of electricity. This amount corresponds to the energy use of 100 thousand households. With the solid waste management facilities we set up in Ödemiş and Bergama, we both solve the solid waste problem of Küçük Menderes and Bakırçay basins and start to produce electricity and fertilizers from waste. Our production started in Bergama Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility with 800 tons of waste processing capacity per day and Ödemiş Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility with a waste processing capacity of 600 tons per day. Our Harmandalı, Bergama and Ödemiş waste disposal facilities have now started to turn the city's waste into energy and fertilizer. According to our legislation, the responsibility of collecting garbage from the streets and neighborhoods belongs to our district municipalities. We decided to support our district municipalities in collecting garbage from neighborhoods in order to make İzmir a very clean city. We distributed 6 thousand garbage containers to our district municipalities in order to strengthen the cleaning infrastructure of our city. This year we will distribute 6 thousand more containers ”.
Grant package for 28 vehicles to Buca
Stating that Buca is one of the districts that they prioritize regarding the waste management system with its population ratio, Soyer said, “We provide huge equipment support to the district in order to enable them to fulfill the difficult and important task in this regard even better. The total cost of the 28-vehicle support package is 23 million 500 thousand TL. It consists of 23 garbage trucks, 3 rubble trucks and 2 road sweeping vehicles. I know very well that every penny of this investment we make will return to our city in terms of health and prosperity. Nature is the clearest mirror of man. If he is sick, we are also sick. If he's good, we're fine too. The pandemic has once again shown us the following fact: We cannot live a healthy life on the other side while ruining the health of nature on one side. For this reason, we put forward a full will for Izmir to be a clean and harmonious city. I would like to thank the district municipalities that worked with us as we walked towards our goal. Good luck to our Bucam and Bucalı brothers! "
Kılıç, "We are having a double holiday"
Buca Mayor Erhan Kılıç said, “Tomorrow is May 1st. Our workers have a double holiday. With the support of our President Tunç Soyer, they finally reached their passion for sweeping Buca with their own vehicles, which they had been waiting for 17 years. The subcontracting system, which is one of the biggest shackles in business life for our workers, ended in municipalities and public institutions in 2018. However, it was necessary to stop renting a car. We have been determined on this issue from the first day we took office. Of course, everything is a matter of possibility. On behalf of the people of Buca and my fellow workers, I would like to thank our president for his support on this matter. After this stage, we will walk together towards the future for 'cleaner, more livable Buca' ”.
After the speeches, İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer took a short tour by vehicle by getting on one of the garbage trucks used by Buca Mayor Erhan Kılıç.
13 more vehicles will be donated
In addition to 15 garbage trucks, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will donate 13 more cleaning vehicles to Buca Municipality in the coming days after the purchasing process is completed. 8 garbage trucks, 3 rubble trucks and 2 road sweeping vehicles will join Buca's cleaning fleet.