Lviv is sinking in garbage

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Source : 112 Ukraine

The local landfill crisis let to inability to transport garbage out of city districts
21:53, 15 September 2016

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Lviv garbage

The situation with the garbage in Lviv is getting worse. Garbage from Lviv continues to travel the country. After Kyiv stopped accepting it, Lviv tried to negotiate with Chernivtsi, Odesa, and Dnipro. As a result, the inhabitants of these cities organized protests against receiving garbage from Lviv.

History of Lviv garbage

Since late 0s until end of May 2016, all the waste from Lviv and several nearby districts was brought to Hrybovychi village, 3 km from Lviv. As a result, it became the biggest dump in Ukraine, which occupied 26 hectares, with the garbage hills higher than 60 meters. May 28, Hrybovychi landfill caught fire. As a result of the fire, three firefighters died. The emergency service has been fighting with the disaster for more than a week. Activists in Lviv tried to break into the meeting of the City Council. There were some talk about the resignation of the city mayor Andriy Sadovyi.

Kyiv gave a hand

In the early summer, Kyiv Mayor Klitschko said that the capital is ready to help Lviv in solving the problems associated with waste. “In the summer, our garbage disposal plants are not that loaded, so we can take part in the burning of garbage," he noted.

But on August 1, Kyiv garbage disposal plant has suspended the reception of garbage due to planned maintenance.

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Protests in Kyiv region

Part of the garbage was brought from Lviv to the dump of Kryukivshina village, Kyiv region.

As a result, the local residents blocked the road and did not let 10 Lviv garbage trucks. The trucks did not go to the left bank of the capital to the "Energy" plant, as it was agreed between the mayors of Kyiv and Lviv, but to the regional landfill.

Lviv garbage
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The protesters demanded to provide documents that allow the garbage trucks to enter the territory of the polygon.

One more attempt with Chernivtsi

The city of Chernivtsi entered into an agreement with Lviv on the removal of 5000 cubic meters of garbage to the landfill near the regional center.

Lviv should pay 21 hryvnia  per cubic meter of waste. The garbage should go to the "Spetskommuntrans" enterprise.

Residents of Chernivtsi, in turn, stated that they were ready to block the flow of garbage from Lviv. The reason was environmental degradation. At the same time, the garbage would be taken till the end of the year.

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No success with Dnipro

The residents blocked Kryvyi Rih route in order not to let the garbage go to Dnipro.

Hundred villagers from Diivka and Krasnopole gathered for a rally against waste deliveries from Lviv to Diivka landfill. It is located in a ravine not far from people's homes.

At the same time, activists let only the trucks and cars with children.

It is also noted that the protesters demand from the governor and the mayor to appear at the ground. Before this, residents have already grumbled at transferring waste from Lviv, but the local authorities did not stop it. Currently, Lviv and Dnipro deliver about 500 tons of garbage to the landfill every day.

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Mykolaiv is against

Few days ago, mayor of Mykolaiv Olexander Senkewych stated that the city is ready to accept solid waste from Lviv. It should be noted that Senkewych and Sadovyi belong to one party. Garden.

But a number of local deputies, particularly from the opposition factions "Our Land" and "Opposition Bloc" demanded from the mayor to hold an extraordinary session of city council on this issue.

Local MPs from Bloc of Petro Poroshenko called the decision to accept the Lviv garbage an "unpleasant surprise for the citizens."

Today Mykolaiv stopped accepting waste from Lviv.

Lviv garbage

Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi went to Kyiv in order to solve the problem with the removal of debris from the city. Lviv residents complain about lots of garbage in some areas of the city. Garbage bins, standing at the houses, are just overloaded. The greatest amounts of garbage are in Sihivskyi, Shevchenkivsky, and Frankivsky city districts, as the garbage has not been taken away since September 8.

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