Rome, waste emergency as early as 15 June. Clash between the Lazio Region and the Municipality-

Rome, waste emergency as early as 15 June. Clash between the Lazio Region and the Municipality-
Rome, waste emergency as early as 15 June. Clash between the Lazio Region and the Municipality-

The risk of a new waste emergency could occur sooner than expected: from 30 June Emilia Romagna will no longer receive 200 tons per day of unsorted waste, but the‘legal administrator of E. Giovi that manages the Malagrotta plants, Luigi Palumbo, foresees serious difficulties as of June 15th.

In a note sent yesterday to all institutional interlocutors, the manager of E.Giovi underlines that the quantities delivered weekly in the landfill of Sogliano Ambiente (in Emilia Romagna, ed) are undergoing an increase with respect to the forecast and in the daily volumes contracted. The fear that saturation will be reached already in ten days, when the extra spaces for disposal will be finished. In the absence of alternative outlets, a 40 percent reduction in unsorted waste is estimated to be sent to the Malagrotta Tmbs. Among the solutions identified on the market, all would entail a significant increase in costs, between 195 and 222 euros per tonne compared to the current 177, the tariff applied by Emilia Romagna, double what would be spent on average in Lazio: an increase that, notes the judicial administrator, must be recognized with an administrative deed from the Region. Another letter, sent Tuesday by Ama’s sole director, Stefano Zaghis, also outlines the imminent difficulties., to all trade associations representing the productive, commercial and hospitality world: There is a real risk that, due to lack of outlets, the Tmbs of Malagrotta can no longer receive 500 tons of unsorted waste per day and that some of our other suppliers may find themselves in similar situations with heavy repercussions on collection.

On the same day, Zaghis replies to the Region’s request to indicate a solution to make up for the stop in Emilia Romagna from 1 July, charging her with a series of responsibilities: from the inertia in approving the new regional waste management plan (It took eight and a half years) to the closure of the two Colleferro incinerators, up to the decommissioning of the Colle Fagiolara landfill. Meanwhile, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, tries to mend the dialogue between Virginia Raggi and Nicola Zingaretti. At yesterday’s technical meeting, coordinated by manager Laura D’Aprile, another one will follow next week (perhaps Tuesday). Cingolani asked the Region to provide the mapping of the treatment and disposal plants with the relative authorization times and to transmit the map files for the identification of the white areas to the metropolitan city. The Campidoglio, on the other hand, will have to undertake to build composting plants (Cesano and Casal Selce) and to improve separate waste collection. Palazzo Senatorio seems willing to identify a site for the landfill, the Magliano Romano hypothesis, but the timing will not be immediate while resistance remains on a reservoir within its borders. The counterpart could be that the Region, for a transitional period of 12-18 months, exceptionally reopens some of the closed plants, a road that does not seem feasible.

June 5, 2021 | 07:26



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