The assigned FUA from Hungary is the capital city of Hungary, Budapest. Its territory belongs to the service area of the Metropolitan Public Domain Maintenance PLC (MPDM). They are responsible for cleaning the public areas and waste management of the city. They serve 830 thousand households (about 1,86 million inhabitants) and 20 thousand legal bodies. The company runs a municipal waste incinerator, 16 waste yards, 400 kerbside collection points, 2 landfills (Dunakeszi, Pusztazámor). The service area of MPDM is about 500 km2.

The MPDM also focuses on re-use specific activities: it runs two special re-use centres, dedicated for preparing for re-use and raising environmental awareness – “SZÚK”

The capabilities of the concerned FUA can be assessed favourable; the number of inhabitants and the population density is benign on collection and haulage costs. Budapest and its agglomeration is economic performance is outstanding in Hungary. As a consequence, the end-of-life products may inhere significant re-use potential comparing to other regions.

Current activities of the SZÚK in the FUA are the collection and distribution of goods for reuse and offering space for environmental education, conferences and trainings. The functionality of a single re-use centre can be upgraded progressively by the additional functions. The SURFACE cooperation has boosted the re-use related activity within the FUA by supporting the MPMD by unfolding the re-use related opportunities that can be implemented at the company and so in the FUA. The main focus of the cooperation is on the awareness raising on the added value of re-use towards a more sustainable environment.

Additional info at:
Smart-Re-Use Park Budapest [Peter Chrabak, Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd for Applied Research]