How to use digital technologies to address ownerless waste reduction?
Šiauliai district municipality is looking for a digital solution that would reduce the amount of homeless waste and create opportunities for every resident of Šiauliai district to get involved in waste management.
- In 2020, 11.51 tons of homeless waste, which was left by irresponsible residents or companies, was identified and managed in the territory of Šiauliai district municipality, and in 2019 – 37.05 tons. Additional costs are incurred for the removal and disposal of this waste to Šiauliai ŠRATC.
- Every year, about 40 different places where homeless waste is stored on the state land of the municipal territory, in addition, not small amounts of homeless waste are managed by private landowners. With the formation of large amounts of homeless waste, the amount of waste delivered to Šiauliai Regional Waste Management Center (hereinafter – ŠRATC) is increasing. As the amount of waste delivered to the ŠRATCincreases, the price of the waste fee per capita increases every year.
- A solution to the problem is being sought in order to create opportunities for every resident of Šiauliai district to get involved in waste management.
- The development of a digital solution would seek interfaces with the databases of the Center of Registers, the Department of Environmental Protection, waste managers and digitize the optimal process, shorten public involvement and information on environmental pollution.
- Information about the committed environmental violations would reach the participants involved in waste management faster through information technologies: carriers, Šiauliai district elders, owners of private land plots, Šiauliai RATC, Environmental Protection Department.