The Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontian Islands, following its efforts for effective management of Municipal Solid Waste generated within its administrative boundaries, harmonization with the national / European legislation, and substantial service of all its citizens, announces that it is set for first time the operation of a municipal network of separate collection of used clothing, footwear, and other textile materials (clothes, bags, sneakers, shoes, etc.). Already, the installation of a total of 26 special bins has been completed, which were placed in special places in all Municipal Units of the Municipality.
The bins are of new construction and in perfect condition, while they have a shape that does not refer to a bin for collecting another waste stream, with a clear and distinct marking that indicates that they are intended for the collection of used clothing and footwear. These items will be collected and driven as a matter of priority for reuse, while those that do not meet this requirement will be sent for recycling and in no case to a landfill.
During the pilot implementation of the new network, almost 2 tons of used clothes and shoes have already been collected, while in the following period, our citizens will be further informed about the possibilities and how to participate in the recycling program of used clothing and footwear. (clothes, shoes, etc.).
Special emphasis should be given by the citizens so that the buckets are kept in good and decent condition and especially with the “door” for the reception of used clothes and shoes closed, before and after each use of the special bucket.
In the future, in case the program is crowned with success, the prospect of expanding the network is maintained by adding additional special bins for a separate collection of used clothing and footwear in new points of interest in the Municipality.
Finally, it is noted that this action is part of the participation of the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontian Islands in the program “100 Intelligent Cities Challenge” of the European Commission (100 Intelligent Cities Challenge – ICC), where the Municipality participates with the main theme “Waste Management and Circular Economy “.
The 26 special bins for a separate collection of used clothing and footwear and other textile materials (clothes, bags, sneakers, shoes, etc.) can be found:
MUNICIPAL UNIT OF ACHILLEION
COMMUNITY OF KYNOPIASTON
Municipal Store – KEP Achillion.
Central Square of Benitses.
KATO GAROUNA COMMUNITY
Kato Garouna Free Parking Space.
Near Corfu Nursing Home.
MUNICIPAL UNIT OF CORFU
Corfu-Achilleio National Road (Tria Gefyria area),
Alepou Shopping Center (near the central kiosk of Alepou).
1. New Fortress Square.
2. Politi Square (2nd High School Square).
3. Municipal Theater – Community Center of the Municipality of Central Corfu & Diapontia Islands.
4. Alkiviadou Dari (Garitsa Grove – Central Playground).
5. 10th Primary School – (Kanoni).
6. Costa Georgaki 38 (Municipal Technical Services).
7. 2nd km of National Road Corfu – Paleokastritsa (Solari)
8. 6th km of the National Road Corfu – Paleokastritsa (Gouvia).
MUNICIPAL UNIT OF PARELION
COMMUNITY OF GIANNADES
Giannades Free Parking Area.
Afra Primary School
Corfu-Pelekas Provincial Road (Pelekas Free Parking Area).
Primary School of Sinarades.
MUNICIPAL UNIT OF FAIAKON
KATO KORAKIANA COMMUNITY
Former community office – Central Square of Kato Korakiana (Katomeri).
Dassia main road axis.
Municipal Store – KEP Faiakon (Ipsos).
Green Corner of Spartila.
MUNICIPAL UNIT OF PALEOKASTRITA
Liapadon Hall – (next to Liapadon High School).
High school with LT Skriperou (within the school unit)
COMMUNITY OF LAKON
COMMUNITY OF LAKON
Paleokastritsa Tourist Shelter – Green Corner of Paleokastritsa.