Yes, it’s on again! From 12. – 14. May 2023 in more than 45 Municipalities in North Macedonia: The biggest spring cleaning party of the country! Our friends and partners from PIVARA SKOPJE, PAKOMAK and SPARKASSE joined us again in this year to kick off the biggest volunteer driven environment action on the whole Balkans:

Schoolkids, NGOs, pensionists, students, Sports Clubs, Mountaineers, Divers, employees of Kommunalno, Municipalities, Government, Embassies, Companies and even the Armee join us again to clean the waste of the past to create a green perspective for us and future generations in our country!

And there’s a lot coming up within the next weeks:

  • We introduce all participating Municipalities on our
    Facebook Group – and
    Instagram Profile –
  • We will update all events, so you can easily find the “where and when can I join” in your town
  • Check out our Flyers and Posters this year – contribute with your ideas and win big time present baskets from our partners!
  • Keep your phone close – we prepare a huge online event for the 12. May!

…. and so much more to come – stay tuned – keep on checking our channels and be ready to MAKE YOURSELF DIRTY AND CLEAN 🧹+🌱+🌞+🇲🇰=😃



We are very happy to announce that the Ministry of Agriculture together with National Forestry has fulfilled their promise to dedicate one tree for every 10 kg of trash that we all collected together with more than 8.400 volunteers, 190 Organisations in 26 Municipalities in North Macedonia during the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2022.  

From left to right: Minister of Environment Naser Nuredini, Gordana Sofija and Hannes Jaeckl

The Ministry of Agriculture together with National Forestry with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Pivara Skopje and Pakomak have planted nearly 40.000 trees on more than 380.000m2 of land on two locations near Veles and Petrovec (Skopje).  

From left to right: Minister of Agriculture Ljubcho Nikolovski, Hannes Jaeckl and Gordana Sofija

We want to thank all participants of the GENERALKA WEEKEND as well as all supporters of SONCHEVA GORA and we are looking forward to seeing you again on 12.-14. May 2023 for the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2023

Let’s make our selfs dirty and clean our country from the waste of the past and create a green perspective for us and future generations!

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SONCHEVA GORA – Tree Plantation 2022

from left to right: Hannes, Gordana and Minister of Agriculture Mr. Ljupcho Nikolovski

On the 2nd of June 2022, we Man and Mountain in the name of all SONCHEVI PIONERI of Macedonia signed memorandum with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr. Ljupco NIkolovski and Director of National Forestry Valentin Gruevski about planting trees. For every 10 kg of collected waste during the GENERALKA WEEKEND from 2021 – 2031 the Ministry of Agriculture will dedicate one tree in their annual plantation plans together with the National Forestry for the next 10 years.

from left to right: Minister Ljupcho Nikolovski and Director of National Forestry Mr. Valentin Gruevski

This year they will plant on two locations: Petrovec (Skopje) and Veles.

During the last two years SONCHEVI PIONERI collected more than 360.000 kg of wasteduring the GENERALKA WEEKENDS.

So in this year we plant a breathtaking number of nearly 40.000 trees. These forests will be officially named SONCHEVA GORA.


Opening Event in Skopje / Vodno

Our hearts are full of joy and pride when we saw all the numbers of this year’s GENERALKA WEEKEND. We broke all records and wrote history to enable a better future. We all did this together because we are people with different political, etnical, social and educational backgrounds, but what unites us is the country that we live in, the air that we breath and the water that we drink.

And these are the numbers:·

26 participating Municipalities from 6.-8. May 2022
o 8.212 participants 
o Total collected waste in three days: 186.748kg
o Selected Plastic: 7.249kg
o Selected Paper: 4.897kg
o Selected Glass: 397kg
o Selected Cans: 60kg
o Bulky Waste: 12.280kg
o Mixed Waste: 56.675kg
o Other Waste (illegal landfills): 105.190kg

Thank to our friends and partners, who made GENERALKA WEEKEND happen:
Pivara Skopje
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture
All mayors and directors of Komunalna and environment inspectors from all participating municipalities
Kids and teachers from more than 40 schools
Firefighters, NGOs, pensionists, sports clubs and everyone who made his/her hands dirty to clean!

We are proud about your trust and next time we will make it better, bigger and greater! This was the second year of GENERALKA WEEKEND and we have 8 more years to go to clean our country.

We are all SONCHEVI PIONERI – lets recycle the waste of the past into a green future – for all of us 🙂

Impressions from 6. May 2022
Impressions from 7. May 2022
Impressions from the 8. May 2022


This is the actual list of all locations that will be cleaned during the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2022:

6. May 2022

Aerodrom: 6. May +

8am till 12pm

  • OOU “Ljuben Lape” and the Kindergarden “Bambi”
  • OOU “Gjorgjija Pulevski” and kindergarden “Srnichka”
  • OOU “Lazo Angeleski” and Kindergarden “Buba Mara” and the kids Street
  • Shopping Center “Lisice”

Berovo: 6. May +

Starting Time: 9:00

  • From Manastir to Saint Bogorodica 
  • City Park river from both sides
  • Paket Market – Lovno
  • Path on Berovo lake
  • Circle path towards Calipso

Bitola: 6. May +

10 am till 2 pm

  • Street: Industriska across Star Progres and Bitolatex (ул.Индустриска наспроти стар Прогрес и Битолатекс)
  • Street Kocho Racin (left side) (ул.Кочо Рацин – лева страна)
  • The road toward village Bistrica near MV Schwarz (Пат за село Бистрица кај мв Шварц)
  • ARM
  • Village. Bukovo (с.Буково)
  • Street. Bataljon Stiv Naumov near The Beauties (ул. Баталјон Стив Наумов кај Убавиците)
  • All central elementary and highs schools

City of Skopje | Pivara Skopje on Vodno: 6. May 

09:00 – 14:00

Gjorce Petrov: 6. May +

Start: 10 am

  • Hrom Poljana
  • Jurija near the hospital “St. Lazar”
  • Dame Gruev near Kokta buildings 50 and 52

Kavardarci: 6. May +

9am to 12pm

Gathering place: Main Square

  • Street: “Gjore Brushanski” (Kavadarecki Dol)
  • Street: “Gjorgji Sokolov” with North Bulevar (Teniss playgroung, buildings Belka)
  • Street: “Klinska” Kalnica

Kratovo: 6. May +


  • Central region (protected)
  • Sport terrains
  • Educational institutions
  • Kej of Kratovska Reka 

Kriva Palanka: 6. May +

Time 9:00 – 11:00

  • 53 locations

Kriva Palanka TEPSIJA: 6. May +

Time 12:00 – 13:30

  • New Main Square 

Krusevo: 6. May 2022 +

11 am

  • Gumenje
  • Elementary School Nikola Karev
  • „Kaj Klupata“ 

Kumanovo: 6. May 2022 +

  • Riverbank from both sides of the river Kumanovska
  • Big wild depony 

Veles: 6. May 2022 

(Possible new dates and locations)

  • River Babuna
  • Lake Mladost

Saraj: 6. May +

9 am

  • Matka

Tearce: 6. May +

Start: 11am infront of the participating schools

  • Village Tearce – OOU „Kiril Pejchinovik”
  • Village Nerashte – OOU “Ismail Kjemali”
  • Village Odri – OOU “Faik Konica”
  • Village Glogji – OOU „Asdreni“
  • Village Slatino – OOU „Ekrem Chabej”
  • Village Leshok – OOU „Kiril Pejchinovikj”
  • Village Neproshteno – OOU „Ekjrem Chabej”
  • Village Dobroshte – OOU „Faik Konica“

Valandovo: 6. May +

10 am

  • City Valandovo (place called „Suva Reka” till the place called “Stranec” with gathering place on the location itelf 

Град Валандово (место викано „Сува река“ па се до место викано „Странец“ со збирно место на самата локација)

  • Udovo (true all place with gathering there)
    Удово (низ цело населено место со збирно место во паркот во самото населено место)


7. May

Bitola: 7. May +

  • 3 wastelands (They will send us the locations additionally)

Bosilovo: 7. May +

8 am infront the Municipality Building

  • Monastery “Sent Kliment and Naum”, village Hamzali

Demir Kapija: 7. May +

  • Entrance of Demir Kapija (enter of the E750 highway)
  • Left esplanade of river Boshava from the new bridge to the entrance of the river Vardar
  • Path to the depandance (fishery Aquatica)

Gjorce Petrov: 7. May +

  • Kross in village Kuchkovo (organized transport)

Gostivar: 7. May +

Time: 9:30 – 12:30 

Gathering Place in front of the Municipality building

  • High School Economy
  • City Hospital
  • Big Market
  • Culture Home

Ohrid: 7. May 2022 +

Starting point: 10am at the Beach Gorica

  • Backyards of the all highschools and the sorroundings
  • Line from Hotel Park to the former Child Clinic

Prilep: 7. May +

From 8am till 12pm

Gathering place: Parking Lot near the lake

  • Komplex “Artificial Lake” Prilep

Stip: 7. May +

9 am

Gathering place: Municipality building

  • Sonchev Grad neighbourhood Duzlak (Населба Сончев Град (Дузлак))
  • Pedestrian path in the part near Banja Kezovica (Novo Selo) (Пешачка патека во делот кај Бања Кежовица (Ново Село))
  • Street. Kosovska (Near Antenna) (ул. Косовска (Кај Антената))

Tetovo: 7. May +

9:30 am

  • Green Parks
  • Banja
  • Tetovchanka
  • Te Medicine ne
  • Industriska
  • Kale from Tetovo

Veles: 7. May?? (Possible new dates and locations)

  • River Babuna
  • Lake Mladost

8. May 2022

Gevgelija: 8. May

9:00 Start time

  • Archeological site Vardarski Rid
  • Novo Petlje entrance of the city between the rails and Zimov (green surface)
  • Former Kasarna

Konče 8. May

10 am

  • Lake Mantovo
  • The holiday houses and villas around

Strumica: 8. May

9 am

  • Industrial Zone (Behing BONI Integradba)  Street. Agroberza


9. May 2022

Debar: 9. May 2022 +

9 am

  • Debar Lake (meeting point)

17.-18. May 2022

Shuto Orizari: 17.-18. May

  • From Stovariste Dzidi Komerc to Poranesna Pretovarna Stanica   


So, what’s that?

Share your stories, fotos and experiences with us! Show us where you cleaned – what you cleaned – how it looked before and after your action! Let the world see, what SONCHEVI PIONERI are capable of! Show how you change the world and how your effort made an impact on our environment!

Be an idol – share your story!


Generalka Weekend Participating Municipalities

We are very happy to announce the final list of municipalities that will participate in the Generalka Weekend 2022:

6. May 2022
Aerodrom (Skopje) Berovo
Grad Skopje Kavadarci
Kriva Palanka
Saraj (Skopje)
Veles Valandovo

7. May 2022
Demir Kapija

8. May 2022
Gjorce Petrov (Skopje)

9.-18. May 2022
Debar – 9. May
Shuto Orizari – 17.-18. May

Generalka Weekend 2022 is on

Generalka Weekend 2022 from 6.-8. May is confirmed in 25 municipalities covering more than 1.200.000 citizens of North Macedonia. Generalka Weekend is therefor the biggest environment cleaning action in the history of NMK as well as on the whole balkans.

We are very proud to announce that Pivara Skopje and Pakomak are the patrons of the Generalka Weekend 2022 providing the infrastructure and spirit to create a fundamental change in the way we select waste and take responsibility for the environment around us.

Also in this year Zelena Soncheva is supported by the Ministry of Environment as well as the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture will dedicate one tree per ten kg of collected waste in their reforestation activities in the following years to come.

Generalka Weekend is a waste collecting action on the second weekend of May repeating for 10 years – from 2021 to 2031. Our goal is to clean the country from the garbage of the past to recycle it into a green future for us and following generations to come.

Each year in autumn we plant new trees together with the Ministry of Agriculture and private donators throughout the whole country and those forests will be called “SONCHEVA GORA”. SONCHEVA GORA are forests built by the efforts of the citizens of North Macedonia to rebuild their country to provide hope and a healthy environment for all people who live in this country.


We are very happy to announce that we have the dates confirmed for this year’s GENERALKA WEEKEND!
Please mark 6.-9. May 2022 in your calendars to get yourself dirty and clean 🙂

More info – and that’s gonna be a lot – is to come within the next weeks! So stay tuned and also check into our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.


General Information

The „GENERALKA WEEKEND | Za Cisto Kako Doma Isto” is the first of two parts of the environmental action called “ZELENA SONCHEVA”.

During the GENERALKA WEEKEND between 6.-16. May 2021, the citizens and the local public trash companies of ten municipalities in North Macedonia were collecting and separating waste in their neighborhood. That trash was later picked, measured and recycled by Pakomak.

For every 10kg of trash, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water economy of North Macedonia donates a tree and the area where this forest will be planted. The exact location of SONCHEVA GORA will be announced in summer 2021. The plantation of this forest “SONCHEVA GORA” is the second part of ZELENA SONCHEVA, which will happen in November 2021.

ZELENA SONCHEVA should become a national tradition in every year: in every spring there is a weekend where all citizens clean their surroundings and for every 10kg of collected waste, we will plant a tree in autumn.

What happened in 2021

In the first year of GENERALKA WEEKEND exactly 1.000 confirmed participants from NGOs, Sport Clubs, Schools, kindergartens, environmental groups, employees of the municipalities, SONCHEVI PIONERI and Man And Mountain collected waste on more than 70 locations between 6. – 16. May 2021 in those municipalities:

  • Demir Kapija
  • Gevgelija
  • Kriva Palanka
  • Kruševo
  • Kumanovo
  • Štip
  • Strumica
  • Ohrid
  • Veles

And we collected:

  • 350 kg of plastic
  • 955 kg of paper
  • 73 kg of cans
  • 038 kg of glass
  • 360 kg of electronic waste
  • 405 kg of various waste


Every participant – from child to senior – has collected in average 11,8 kg of waste – by hand!

The Army together with the municipalities, NGOs and Rescue Teams collected more than 726 m³ of various waste with an estimated average weight of 225 kg per m³!

Together we collected in total 175.181 kg

The municipality with the most collected waste in 2021 is:

with 86.000 kg of collected trash

We congratulate all participants –

Spolaj Ti – Faleminderit – Thank you

Štip – from left to right: Biljana Kazandziska (Head of the Sector for education, public activities and LED in the Municipality of Štip), Gordana Sofija (CEO Man And Mountain LLC), D-r. Saško Nikolov (Mayor of The Municipality of Štip), Hannes Jaeckl (CEO Man And Mountain LLC) and Blagoj Bočvarski (Minister of Transport and Communications and former Mayor of Štip)