In September, Kyiv will begin reconstruction of the landfill № 5, located in Pidhirtsi village, Obukhiv district, said the deputy chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration Petro Panteleyev. The landfill has been functioning for more than 30 years and has been overloaded for a long time. About 10 million tons of household wastes were accumulated at the landfill. The height of the garbage bed has reached 90 m, it is like a 27-storey building.
“The reconstruction provides for strengthening the landfill dam, as well as the arrangement of premises for the filtrate processing facilities. The facilities for processing the filtrated substance will increase by a third. There are special conditions for proper operation in winter. One more goal is securing the landfill itself. The works are carried out in preparation for recultivation,” Panteleev stated.
According to the deputy chairman of the Kyiv city state administration, the city "has taken the course to close the landfill:" "It must be absolutely safe, weighed, designed, and it should meet European standards. Today it is easy to close the landfill; it will turn into a very dangerous uncontrolled zone."
October 27, 2016, Kyiv City Council decided to close the Pidhirtsi landfill from October 1, 2018, but as reported by the Kyiv city state administration, the closure will be postponed.
Panteleev clarified that investments in the reconstruction of the landfill are estimated at 13 million USD and 5 million USD for recultivation.
In parallel, works on creating alternative waste-processing facilities are underway. In the near future, Kyiv local authorities will announce a tender to attract an investor for the construction of a garbage recycling complex.
Annually, Kyiv produces about 1.8 million tons of household waste.
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