Montenegro and Albania towards Zero Waste


Residual waste reduced through waste reduction, reuse and recycling measures in the municipalities of Gusinje in Montenegro and Tropoje, (Margegaj administrative unit) in Albania, thus contributing to the protection of environmental resources in the lake and alpine areas.


February 2021 – January 2023


Gusinje, Montenegro


European Union funding within the framework of Cross Border Cooperation Programme Montenegro – Albania 2014-2020 under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II)



This cross-border project will be implemented in Gusinje, Montenegro and Margegaj, Albania. We chose Gusinje as it is a small rural municipality with beautiful nature, which, due to insufficient waste management, is susceptible to waste dumping. We plan to make a systematic change by implementing home and community composting, (door-to-door) separate waste collection, promoting waste prevention methods and raising awareness in the community. We are implementing the Zero Waste Cities Program for the first time in Montenegro, starting with the small municipality and hopefully guiding others in the near future.