4 CONTAINERS FOR SMALL ELECTRIC WASTE REMOVED DUE TO THE CONTINUOUS VANDALISM IN PETRŽALKA (PRESS RELEASE)
8. 2. 2021
In the first half of December 2020, 15 red-and-white containers for the collection of small electrical waste, batteries and accumulators were placed in selected areas […]
In the first half of December 2020, 15 red-and-white containers for the collection of small electrical waste, batteries and accumulators were placed in selected areas of the Bratislava-Petržalka district by ASEKOL SK, s.r.o. in cooperation with the environmental department.
Less than two months after their distribution, the city district has recorded several complaints with regard to damage to the containers. Due to vandalism, ASEKOL SK, s.r.o. had to take decisive action in some cases, resorting to the complete removal of containers from the streets in four cases: on Fedinova Street, 33 Jasovská Street, Mánes Square and Švabinského Street.
Since ASEKOL SK, s.r.o. does not currently have any new containers to replace the damaged ones, it is still questionable whether they will return to the above-mentioned areas. The service of collecting and processing small electrical waste, batteries and accumulators is provided free of charge. Currently, there are 11 red-and-white containers in Petržalka which can be used by its residents.
Outside the Bratislava region, where containers are located in towns and villages, only one such case has been reported to ASEKOL SK, s.r.o.
The Bratislava-Petržalka city district therefore encourages and urges the residents of the city district and its visitors to use the containers only for their intended purpose.
What waste belongs in the stationary containers? mobile phones, IT equipment, hobby tools, kitchen appliances, electronic toys, batteries, all small electrical waste with maximum dimensions of 51x36x40 cm (e.g. calculators, radios, players, headphones, cameras, camcorders, electric musical instruments, etc.)
What waste does not belong in the containers: televisions, monitors, fluorescent and energy-saving light bulbs, municipal waste, medical supplies, bio-waste, etc.
Please avoid using the containers to dispose of electrical waste, batteries and accumulators whose dimensions exceed the size of the container opening, hazardous waste, car batteries, paints, plastics, oils, etc.
“It is a terrible pity indeed that that the containers in Petržalka have been damaged, since small electrical waste accounts for approximately 1% of the total volume of waste produced in this largest city district,” says Daniela Vašková Kasáková, the head of the environmental department.
At the same time, the city district encourages its inhabitants to contact the city police on +421 2 625 253 31 or 159 in case of intentional damage. Alternatively, you can contact the district police officers via e-mail at [email protected]. Such actions constitute a criminal offence due to the damage to the container exceeding the amount of EUR 266.