The waste management sector, like the energy sector, is undergoing a turbulent transformation. The changes in the area of waste management are a result of a European Union regulation initiative. The town of Havířov has reacted to these changes in advance and, through CEVYKO, a.s., is implementing a project that will result in the construction of a modern and efficient technological facility for the processing of municipal waste.
Sorting will be carried out by a processing line consisting of sub-machines which will ensure the execution of individual technological steps. The objective of the whole process is to sort the waste into individual products which, after mechanical treatment by pressing or shredding, will be sent to further specialised processing facilities such as recycling lines, composting plants or energy sources. The inspiration came from the most modern technological lines which already work reliably in some European countries such as Norway, Poland and Spain. The CEVYKO project is built on three basic pillars: state-of-the-art technological equipment for waste treatment, continuity and compliance with the complex changes in the legislation of the Czech Republic and the European Union, and a future in responsible and modern municipal waste management.
The shareholders of CEVYKO, a.s. are the Statutory Town of Havířov, ASOMPO, a.s. (which associates forty-five municipalities and towns in the Nový Jičín Region), and the Association for Municipal Waste Management, z.s. for municipalities and towns in the regions of Karviná and Nový Jičín. The principle of the Municipal Waste Management Association is that through it other municipalities and towns from a wider area can join CEVYKO. Intensive negotiations are currently underway with other municipalities that want to jointly address the issue of waste management in the longer term than the election period. The meaning of the project and the foresight of the involved shareholders to changes in legislative requirements is also proved by the fact that this project has the maximum possible support from the Moravian-Silesian Region, which follows the waste management plan.
In addition to waste treatment, the CEVYKO project brings an educational centre not only for primary, secondary and university students in the field of waste management but also for the general public. The project has a vision and strategy to collaborate in future with university research sectors dealing with waste issues and the industry sectors focused on science, research and innovation in this promising and important area. Scientific and innovative activities will be closely linked with the business sector not only within the Moravian-Silesian Region so that the results of research are put into practice.
We want to be a leader in municipal waste treatment as well as in science and research. This additional added value will support business and employment in the city of Havířov.