A few facts about municipal waste management:

The municipal waste sorting rate for 2023 was 39,66%

  • Collection and transportation for the purpose of recovery and disposal of municipal waste is provided by Odvoz a likvidácia odpadu (OLO); this is a joint-stock company whose sole shareholder is the city.
  • Incinerable and otherwise materially unusable waste is used to generate energy and is thermally disposed of in the waste incineration plant in Vlčie hrdlo.
  • The plant was built between 1974 and 1977 as the first incineration plant in post-war Czechoslovakia. Following improvements that were made in 2002 (waste disposal and flue gas cleaning technologies), the plant complies with the European emission limits for pollutants.
  • Over the expected twenty-five years of operation after these improvements, the incineration plant is expected to incinerate an additional three million tonnes of waste. The maximum capacity is 135,000 tonnes of waste per year.

Bratislava recognised for bio-waste management

Bratislava won a special award in the 2019 Envirotown competition organised by the Ministry of the Environment and the Slovak Environment Agency for its "Management of Bio-waste from Green Areas and the Promotion of Community Composting" project at the tenth International Conference on Urban Environment and the Environmental Regionalisation of the Slovak Republic.

List of persons authorized to collect and transport municipal waste in the territory of the capital of the Slovak Republic Bratislava according to §81 paragraph 13 of Act. no. 79/2015 Coll. on waste and on the amendment of certain laws, as amended.

Related generally binding regulations