Croatian forests and construction waste: in march, a security-ecological organisation Nobilis received a report regarding access ramps in locations around the resort Puščina and Gornji Hrašćani in Međimurska county in order to protect the environment from unscrupulous people.

Via the Green phone, Eco Zadar received a report on an open dump in the City of Zadar.

The accumulations of various wastes (bulk, construction, other waste) are located in the area of forest of Bokanjac towards Žmirići.

We forwarded the report to the city of Zadar, to the Department of Municipal Services and to the municipal enterprise Čistoća d.o.o., which then went to the field and took appropriate measures for the treatment of waste.

A huge problem encountered by almost all of the smaller cities in Slavonia is drainage, i.e. a partial or complete lack of the public sewerage system for domestic waste water.

On the greater part of our counties septic tanks are in use, which, by its capacity, often do not satisfy needs, and often are "cleverly" designed and made with a porous bottom, so that they do not have to be discharged often.

One of the biggest open dumps of construction and hazardous waste in Croatia for more than a decade is located in the forest of Ježdovec to the west of Zagreb, where the waste has been illegally buried in the ground for years after illegal deforestation and exploitation of sand and gravel.

In april this year, Green Osijek received a report via the green phone in relation to illegal disposal of construction waste in the village Opatovac, municipality of Lovas.

The owner of the family house “disposed of” the construction waste resulting from the renovation at a nearby public area and dumped a part of it on the Danube shore in order to provide access for himself. We contacted the municipal services of the Municipality of Lovas.

We have received reports from several residents of the hamlet Raškovići near Knin on the Green Phone due to a collapsed bridge over the river Butižnica. Since shepherds with animals (sheep, goats, etc.) cross the collapsed bridge every day for pasture, a real danger of tragic outcome is present every day. The recently collapsed bridge began to be crossed by the children and other residents of the hamlet Raškovići, as well as other citizens of Knin and its surroundings, and therefore the situation is extremely alarming.

The City of Čakovec and Međimurje County are one of the leading in Croatia when it comes to a separate classification of waste.

Although the communal municipal infrastructure and the waste management itself are at a very high level, it is shocking when we encounter scattered waste practically in the centre of the town, in the urban area under the overpass that connects the suburb with the very centre of the City of Čakovec.

We received a report of an open dump of asbestos waste on the island of Olib via the Green Phone of Eko Zadar. The landfill is located just behind the seafront and, according to the notifier, it has disfigured the maritime property for a year now. We sent the report to the city of Zadar, Administrative Department of Public Utilities.

We have received a report from the resident of Posedarje concerning the unloading of faeces in the open pit having a diameter of 20 x 20 in which the septic tanks are unloaded from all the surrounding villages, and unbearable stench spreads around the village (especially because the pit is open).

We received two reports in relation to the park of Hotel Belvedere via the Green Phone of Association Žmergo.

The hotel is closed during winter season, and therefore it does not clean its environment and obviously becomes a target for vandalism. The first report concerns the steel structure rammed into a live tree - cypress, and the other concerns the overturned or otherwise overflowing garbage can (nobody emptied it since the hotel was closed).