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."
With the goal of "a clean city", Izmir Metropolitan Municipality provides vehicle support to district municipalities to collect household waste in a fast and healthy way. Finally, 10 state-of-the-art garbage trucks, purchased at a cost of 780 million 15 thousand liras, were put into service in Buca. Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, handed over the keys of the vehicles to the Mayor of Buca, Erhan Kılıç. CHP İzmir Deputies Bedri Serter and Sevda Erdan Kılıç and CHP Provincial Chair Deniz Yücel also attended the key delivery.
Garbage and waste concept is changing in İzmir
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who stated that they put forth a full will for İzmir to be a clean and compatible city with nature. Tunç Soyer“The concept of garbage and waste now has to change in our city. In the new era, we do not see garbage as a waste. We consider it as an economic resource. The whole world now uses garbage as raw material. We have started to create a new cyclical understanding in İzmir, from the collection of garbage to its disposal.”
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 are having a double holiday. Our President for their love of sweeping Buca with their own vehicles, which they have been waiting for for 17 years. Tunç SoyerWith the support of , they finally arrived. The subcontracting system, which is one of the biggest shackles for our workers in their business lives, came to an end in 2018 in municipalities and public institutions. At the same time, it was necessary to put an end to car rentals. We have been determined on this issue since the first day we took office. Of course, it's all a matter of opportunity. On behalf of the people of Buca and my colleagues, I would like to thank our President for his support in this matter. After this stage, we will walk together towards the future for 'A cleaner, more livable Buca'.
After the speeches, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç SoyerHe got on one of the garbage trucks used by Buca Mayor Erhan Kılıç and took a short tour.
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.