Nicosia Municipality - Sanitation Service

Sanitation Service

One of the chief competencies of the Municipality, stemming from the Municipalities Law, is the collection, depositing and processing of waste, as well as the protection and improvement of the environment and keeping Nicosia presentable.
Since cleanliness and environmental hygiene contribute to improving the quality of life but also safeguard public health, this constitutes a priority for the Municipality and one of its chief challenges.

Competencies of the Sanitation Service
  • Garbage collection from residences and commercial homesteads.
  • Collecting trimmings and other bulky objects via clean-up campaigns held from time to time.
  • Street cleaning and cleaning of communal spaces.
  • Washing of streets, squares, covered public car parks, open marketplaces and municipal dumpsters.
  • Collaborating with collective schemes, companies and competent organisations on managing waste flows
  • Recyclable materials (glass, aluminium, paper, plastics):  Green dot Cyprus
  • Clothing and footwear: Anakyklos Perivallontiki
  • End-of-life vehicles: licensed units
  • Batteries: AFIS Cyprus Ltd
  • Electrical and electronic devices: WEEE Electrocyclosis Cyprus Ltd
  • Collection, transport, processing and final disposal of animal cadavers (dogs, cats) and pets/birds: Sigan Management Ltd.
Note: Construction debris must be immediately removed once construction works are completed.

Kotsiatis landfill
The largest landfill in the Nicosia district is located in Kotsiatis. Nicosia Municipality is in charge of the landfill’s management and operation. This is the site where the totality of waste produced in the Nicosia district is deposited.

The Kotsiatis landfill has been in operation since the late 1970s. It is set to be shut down, and the site is to be redeveloped with the installation and operation there of a comprehensive waste management plan for the Nicosia district.

Address: the offices of the Sanitation Service are located on Yianni Koromia Street in Kaimakli, near the BATA roundabout.