Autonomous Community of Madrid publishes Waste Strategy

The Autonomous Community of Madrid will finance 100% of waste collection and treatment in municipalities with populations of under 1,000. The three main associations of municipalities will receive €272 million, of which €232 million will be invested in new waste treatment and disposal facilities.

The Regional Government of Madrid has published a document containing the New Waste Strategy of the Autonomous Community 2017- 2024. The strategy envisages increasing the Investment Plan budget from €300 million to €366 million. This will enable the Autonomous Community to finance up to 50% of the new treatment plants to be built by the three main associations of municipalities for waste treatment.

Moreover, the Autonomous Community of Madrid will assume all waste collection and treatment costs of municipalities with populations of less than 1,000, and 50 % of the costs of municipalities with populations of between 1,000 and 2,500. The Strategy also includes a Prevention Programme, as well as a Transparency Commitment which will oblige all local councils to make public costs associated with waste treatment and disposal.

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Investment support to municipalities

The three main associations of municipalities will receive €272 million. €232 million of this will be invested in new waste treatment and disposal facilities. Moreover, the Investment Plan included in the Autonomous Community of Madrid Waste Strategy envisages the construction of new selective collection centres, the upgrading of existing centres and the provision of subsidies for composting projects.

The Autonomous Community of Madrid will provide the Southern Association of Municipalities, which has a population of 1.9 million, with a maximum of €151.1 million euro, of which €127.8 will be invested in new facilities. The Eastern Association of Municipalities, with a population of 678,000, will receive €60.9 million, of which €52.6 will be earmarked for the construction of new plants.

The North-eastern Association of Municipalities, with a population of 657,000, will receive €59.8 million, of which €51.8 will be allocated to the construction of new facilities. TheAutonomous Community will allocate a further €17.6 million to continue financing waste treatment in municipalities with populations of less than 5,000, and €5.3 million will be made available to municipalities with populations of between 5,000 and 20,000. The Valle Norte del Lozoya Association of Municipalities will receive €12 million.