In Tavriysk, Kherson oblast, the public and authorities discussed ways to eliminate an unauthorized landfill Print
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 13:57

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MAMA-86-Nova Kahovka initiated a round table to discuss a way to eliminate the unauthorized landfill in the vicinity of Kahovka railway station (the city of Tavriysk) and introduce segregated collection of solid household waste in the city..

The event was conducted in the Tavriysk city library on April 21, 2016. The following informational materials prepared by MAMA-86-Nova Kahovka were distributed to the participants: an extract from the Law of Ukraine "On Waste" with regard to household waste; information sheet on managing used tyres in Israel; information on the negative impact of burning foliage on human health; information on the "second life" of secondary raw materials; and proposals on improving the situation with handling solid household waste in Tavriysk.

Participants to the round table included Leonid Marchuk, City Deputy Mayor; officials from the City Executive Committee, Halyna Volynyuk, Deputy of the City Council and Director of the communal-owned company, Komunservice; private entrepreneurs operating in the given sphere; and representatives from the public.

The Deputy Mayor Leonid Marchuk welcomed the participants and emphasised the importance of the event as elimination of the unauthorized landfill in the vicinity of Kahovka railway station has a long history. Necessary documents have been already prepared to develop a new landfill near the wastewater treatment facilities of the local mean processing plant. However, the process is suspended until Kherson Oblast Sanitary-and-Epidemiological Service issues a relevant permit. Marchuk ensured that the local government is more than willing and ready to resolve issues associated with segregated collection of solid household waste. This process is already underway.

Taisia Kosak, Head of MAMA-86-Nova Kahovka, made a presentation on ways to minimize the negative impact of solid household waste on the environment and human health in the process of developing modern landfills and eliminate risks posed by the unauthorized landfill located near Kahovka railway station. This unauthorized landfill must be eliminated and a range of works must be carried out in order to remediate the area.

In addition, Taisia Kosak presented MAMA-86-Nova Kahovka's proposals on improving the situation with handling solid household waste in Tavriysk. She stressed that dumping of solid household waste at this unauthorized landfill is a gross violation of the environmental legislation and may lead to contamination of the drinking water bearing stratum. Therefore, there is an urgent need to eliminate the unauthorized landfill, remediate the contaminated area, and reduce generation of the solid household waste by introduction of segregated garbage collection.

Frina Mykhailova, Director of Novokahovka Branch of Khersonvtorresursy LLC (Kherson Secondary Raw Materials), took part in discussing MAMA-86-Nova Kahovka's proposals on improving the situation with handling solid household waste in Tavriysk. She told that the number of secondary raw materials pick-up locations can be increased but on the conditions that there are experienced entrepreneurs and concessional rent rates are set for such premises as such commercial operations generate a very small income.

Halyna Volynyuk, Director of the communal-owned company, Komunservice, proposed to cooperate with local deputies to seek their support of introduction of segregated collection of household garbage.

Ihor Lytvyn, Director of the European Information Centre in Nova Kahovka, mentioned that in Europe garbage collection and management is an area where predominantly private companied operate and such operations are quite profitable there. Segregated collection of solid household waste has been already implemented in a number of Ukrainian cities. He underlined the importance of informational and public education activities in this sphere. Inter alia, such activities should be targeted on children. Lytvyn exemplified his statement by a story about a secondary school student who came back home from school and began sorting garbage. His parents could do nothing but follow their child's initiative. Besides, Lytvyn put forward interesting proposals on organising the process of segregated collection of solid household waste in Tavriysk.

Yuri Pronkin, Director of The Pioneer of Newest Technologies LLC, a company operating in Kherson Oblast and involved in production of bio fuel (fuel briquettes and chip fuel) offered assistance to the city of Tavriysk with processing of branches and other biomass.

Leonid Marchuk summarized the discussion of the proposed solutions to the problems with solid household waste in Tavriysk which are associated with elimination of the unauthorized landfill near Kahovka railway station and introduction of segregated collection of solid household waste. He promised to make every effort possible to implement proposals on improving the situation with handling solid household waste received from MAMA-86-Nova Kahovka and processing enterprises.

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