In 2020, 351 Kazan yards will be equipped with new trash enclosures for separate waste collection – 219 by the Republican program “Our yard”, 132 - by the property management companies of the city. This was announced today at a meeting of the city command center on the implementation of separate waste collection at the Executive Committee, which was chaired by the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin.
In Kazan, there are 1640 trash enclosure sites, including 342 municipal, and 438 hopper sites. 7953 enclosures are used for waste storage, among them1526 are municipal. Iskander Giniyatullin, deputy head of the Executive Committee, said that 1243 sites have been designated for separate trash enclosures in the city – this is 76% of the total number, for large property management companies it reaches 98%. The regional operator purchased and installed 500 Euro-bins for the municipality.
“As a result of the implementation of separate waste storage, the amount of waste sent to processing at the sorting facilities increased from 7 to 15%," I. Giniyatullin said.
The environment project on separate waste collection and eco-education of young Kazan citizens continues in the schools, where more than 200 thousand children are studying. Though, with the parents, grandparents, the coverage is more than half of the population of the city, said Rustem Gafarov - the first deputy head of the Executive Committee.
All schools are provided with sets for dual collection, outdoor Euro-bins, R. Gafarov noted. “The disposition is carried out at the request of the educational facility. The separate waste disposition is fulfilled partially, weekly disposition is carried out at 68 institutions, - the first deputy head of Executive Committee noted.
The next stage will become the implementation of separate waste collection at preschool facilities.
Summing up, the mayor of Kazan noted the need for timely waste disposition from the trash enclosure sites of the residential complexes and settlements. He stressed that there should be no situations when separated waste is taken out by a single garbage truck, especially from the educational facilities. In addition, there should be an appropriate maintenance of trash enclosures.
“Kazan should be a model throughout Russia. The main prize is the city in which we live and the next generations will continue to live,” I. Metshin stressed. According to him, the issues of separate waste collection should be a priority. “We will not be able to find a solution to this global issue without systemic measures,” the mayor added.
Denis Kalinkin, head of the Executive Committee, Dmitry Anisimov, chair of the Housing and communal services Committee, Almir Kurbanov, deputy General Director of OOO “UK PJKH” and heads of property management companies of the city took part in the work of the command center.