Material flow management of construction waste: case study Jablanica district, Serbia


  • Zorica Erakovic
  • Milos Stevanovic
  • Ivana Mladenović-Ranisavljević



The paper analyses the current situation and perspectives of construction
waste management in the territory of Jablanica district, Serbia. Considering the
importance of construction waste management for the ecosystem, the state
and perspectives are assessed through the assessment of the possibilities of
reuse and recycling. According to Rulebook on waste categories with catalogue
in Serbia, construction waste found at the landfill Donja Jajina is classified and
observed in this research. Based on a six-month daily monitoring of the material
flow of construction waste at the landfill in Dona Jajina, the current estimated
state of the amount of waste as well as further growth of waste at the landfill is
presented. Using MATLAB simulation code, predictions for the next 15 years are
obtained, and conclusions are made. At the moment, concrete, brick, asphalt, as
well as other construction waste are being buried at the landfill in Donja Jajina,
and no further waste treatment is being done. The landfill has a lot of material
that could be further used and put into use. It is necessary to build a stationary
recycling plant on the landfill itself that would produce recycled aggregates and
thereby reduce the use of natural aggregates.