The initiative for building regional landfill center for Split – Dalmatia County was launched in 2001. The center should be located on the 23 ha karst field near town Lećevica and should collect communal waste from in total 55 towns and municipalities in the county remaining after mechanical – biological treatment. The opening of new center would include closing down of numerous smaller municipal landfills. In 2009, the county authorities established the company Regionalni centar čistog okoliša d.o.o, which should be in charge of the landfill management. The financial for the center was provided from the Croatian Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and by the European Union.