Containers for separate collection of secondary raw materials will be placed at all drop-off stations of the regionaltowns, settlements, agritownships. The task was charged by Mogilev region executive committee's chairman Petr Rudnik at today's sitting dedicated to the problem of fulfilling the State programme of collecting and recycling secondary raw materials within 2009-2015.
The analysis of the results achieved in 2013 has revealed some positive changes on the key points. At the same time only two major parameters (collection of tyres and construction waste) have been carried out. But we lag behind in collecting waste paper, polymer, glass and textile wastes. Besides, some districts have reduced collection of secondary raw materials, in spite of the fact that they haven't reached the objectives set.
"The situation should be changed root and branch in the short term. Heads of town and district executive committees, enterprises and organisations must change their attitude towards the problem. The problem of collecting and recycling secondary raw materials is becoming more and more topical year by year. Recycling helps decrease volume of toxic substances released into atmosphere. Besides, separate collection of secondary raw materials saves money, thus helping to solve current problems. Containers for separate collection of raw materials should be placed at drop-off stations within the first quarter of a year; then within a year the system of waste transporting and recycling will be worked out and people will get accustomed to it.
Positive experience of European countries where about 70% of waste is collected and recycled (unlike of 15% of waste gathered and recycled in Belarus) must be taken into account and used, Petr Rudnik stressed. Investors, both local and foreign, eager to partake in construction of recycling and utilizing enterprises, must be found. Control and responsibility of civil servants over implementing the programme by enterprises and organisations must be tightened; both propaganda and fines must be used.
"We shouldn't equip blocks of flats with refuse disposers, and close them where they have already been installed. Instead of them containers for separate collection of waste must be placed near buildings. Incentives for workers of utility companies must be envisaged to promote their partaking in collecting and separating waste, improving operation of stationary and mobile drop-off stations, and working out certain offers to modernize legislation in the respective field", Petr Rudnik urged.
According to Sergei Krivolap, head of housing and communal services department of Mogilev regional executive committee, more than Br10 bln will be granted for implementing the stages of the State programme of collecting and recycling secondary raw materials in 2014. The money will be spent for improving local infrastructure, reconstructing drop-off stations and equipping them with containers for separate collection of secondary raw materials.