I. Metshin to the regional waste operator: “You won the contract and promised to ensure clean dumpsters. Where is the result?"
numerous complaints about the delayed garbage collection and the poor condition
of dumpsters in the villages, which were received during the live broadcast on
Instagram account of the Mayor’s Office, the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin
visited several particularly challenging sites to study the situation. He
called on the regional operator, which is responsible for waste collection, to
strengthen the work and carry out its duties with more responsibility.
The first site
of the inspection was the village of Altan in the Privolzhsky district. Here, a
garbage heap of household waste, branches, and foliage was formed literally in
a day. Two bins for collecting waste were full, plastic bags were lying on the
ground. “This year, there is two or three times more solid municipal waste,
because last year, due to the pandemic, many people did not participate in clean-up
events. Besides, this is May holidays, a lot of people spend time in the
country. We take out garbage every day,”- Sergey Bogatov, Director General of
the regional operator OOO UK PJKH, told the Mayor of Kazan.
The head of
the city noted that the May holidays should not be the reason for the formation
of such garbage heaps, waste should be removed in a timely manner. The head of
the regional operator assured him that in one or two weeks the situation will improve.
reference, the new procedure for solid municipal waste management launched in
Russia on January 1, 2019. The regional operator, which is responsible for garbage
removal from Kazan and the western part of Tatarstan, became OOO UK PJKH. It is
responsible for solid municipal waste collection, sorting, extracting hazardous
waste and secondary raw materials for further processing, and safe disposal of
Zakirov, head of the Vakhitovsky and Privolzhsky districts, noted that the
situation in the villages is under constant control, and bins overflowing with
garbage are isolated cases. “The main problem is dense construction, there is
only one trash enclosure for a large number of houses. Not every homeowner agrees
to have a bunker installed in front of their house,”- he explained.
alternative, the Mayor of Kazan proposed to introduce bag waste collection in
the village. This practice is already applied at 9 out of the 97 settlements of
Kazan. The method is simple – a garbage collector drives through the streets of
the private sector and takes waste bags from each house.
head of the city visited the villages of Vishnevka and Privolny. According to
Marat Vagizov, chair of the gardening company, 5 thousand houses store garbage
here every day. The problem is compounded by the fact that some residents put
construction waste into bins intended for household garbage. Ilsur Metshin
instructed to install video surveillance cameras to fix violators.
the contract and promised to ensure clean dumpsters, collect money from people.
Where is the result?”- he addressed to the head of the regional operator- OOO
UK PJKH and requested to improve the situation in all villages as soon as
possible. According to the regional operator, the garbage heaps in the village
of Altan have already been removed.