Project Title From Trash to Cash: Sustainable Development and Economic Empowerment of Informal Waste Collectors through waste recycling in the Cross-Border Region of AL and MK
Type of Contract/Category Grant contract
IPA Component


IPA 1 (2007-2013), Cross border Cooperation Programme: Republic of North Macedonia – Republic of Albania

3rd call for proposals

Measure 1.2 Sustainable environment development
Functional Lead Partner, Lead partner and partners Functional Lead Partner: MDC TI Net., MK

Lead Partner: Dorcas Aid International Albania, AL

Sector of intervention: Environmental protection; Employment
Action location/s AL – Municipalities of Korca, Pogradec (District of Korca)

MK –Struga and Ohrid (southwest region)

Project aim & Objective: Establishing effective and economically viable model of recycling in the cross-border region; Income generation and employment for informal waste collectors- establishing recycling yards and enable formal, safe and sustainable employment; Broadening networks of cooperation of the informal collectors.
Results: Established primary recycling in the targeted region; tones of packaging waste daily, diverted into the recycling stream; enhanced attractiveness of the region as a result of a cleaner environment; Direct Employment for informal waste collectors; Increased revenues for informal waste collectors; Lowered operation cost for the Public Utility companies.
Facts & Figures The key facts & figures relevant to the project:

Project duration: 18 months

Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in MK: € 189,665.00

Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in AL € 167,463.88