Today, 6 December, it became known that in St.-Petersburg from the beginning of the year was eliminated 86% of landfills. This was announced by the head of the Committee for the improvement of Vladimir Rublevsky in the framework of the second Open forum of the Prosecutor’s office «Observance of environmental legislation in Saint-Petersburg».
The landfill, which is located on Kanonersky island, in the amount of 50 thousand cubic meters of plans to liquidate by the end of this year. Only in the Northern capital for 2017 listed 1178 landfills and waste piles. Landfill of municipal solid waste, according to the findings of the Committee on the improvement of the city represent less than 2% of the total number of landfills. Mainly accumulate waste from construction sites.
Waste from North of St. Petersburg began to accept landfills in Leningrad region after the closure of «Novoselki». In the result of joint work of the governments of the two regions had identified nine sites for the acceptance of waste.
Earlier media reported that in the Leningrad region before the end of March next year to choose a new operator for waste management. A single regional operator to take on the work for a period of not less than 15 years. The office noted that the residents of the region will pay for disposal services, and polygons will be expected to pay with the companies that provide transport.