A new campaign for the collection of hazardous waste from households will be held in Veliko Tarnovo. A mobile station will be located on February 24 and 25 in the big districts of Buzludzha and Kolyu Ficheto. In each of the two days, its working hours will be from 10.00 to 16.00. In the Buzludzha district, the checkpoint will be located in the parking lot in front of the neighborhood market on February 25, and on the next day it will be located in the Kolyu Ficheto district – in the parking lot on Simeon Veliki Street – opposite Mall Veliko Tarnovo.
Anyone can dispose of the following types of waste: expired medicines, contaminated packaging, mercury thermometers, fluorescent tubes, cleaning agents, disinfectants, chemicals, pesticides, oils and adhesives, obsolete electrical and electronic equipment; use of batteries and accumulators; obsolete tires. Organizers of this campaign are the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo and Balbok Engineering AD. The campaign is the first in a series of actions for the collection of hazardous household waste, planned in 2022.
The volunteer initiative Gorata.bg, which has planted over one million trees so far, is organising a new campaign. The seven settlements with the most votes in their Facebook group will receive 200,000 trees this spring. The nominees from the Veliko Tarnovo district include Veliko Tarnovo, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Lyaskovets and Svishtov, as well as the villages of Dzhulyunitsa, Parvomaytsi and Velchevo.
Free Books for Your Plastic Waste Campaign is taking place in Veliko Tarnovo for the second time. The event will be held on 24th April, Sunday, from 10 am till 1 pm; the venue will be Mall Veliko Tarnovo.
All you need to do is hand in 1 kg of plastic waste and in return you will receive a voucher for a free book which you can choose from a book stall on the site. If you bring 2 kg of plastic you will get 2 vouchers. A third voucher will be not given no matter of the quantity of the rubbish you have.
The campaign last year was very successful – 14 tons of plastic waste was handed in and more than 11,000 books were given away. According to some studies the energy saved from the recycling of just 1 plastic bottle is enough to power a computer for 25 min!
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality is organizing My Small Garden Campaign for the fourth consecutive year. Its aim is to stimulate citizens’ activity to turn the spaces between buildings they live in, allocated for growing flowers and decorative bushes but now left unkempt, into beautifully arranged gardens again.
House owners and representatives of homeowners associations in Veliko Tarnovo can take part in the campaign. What they need to do is describe the plot which is to be cultivated, enumerate the plant species they want to grow and present papers proving ownership or minutes from the Homeowners General Meeting. Application are to be accepted from 1st till 31st March.
Afterwards a special commission will inspect all yards enlisted for participation and will hand out the plants.
The campaign started in 2013; 88 trees and 812 bushes were planted last year