All unauthorized dumps to be liquidated in Kazakhstan
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Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held a meeting of the Council for transition to a "green economy" under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Prime Minister.
The meeting reviewed the implementation of the order of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on elimination of existing and prevention of formation of new spontaneous landfills, which was given on July 10 this year at an extended meeting of the Government.
The Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Magzum Mirzagaliyev reported that as of July 19 of this year space monitoring revealed 4,763 unauthorized waste disposal sites.
According to the results of the first half of 2021, 2,932 solid domestic waste (SDW) landfills operate in the country, only 509 of which or 17.36% comply with environmental and sanitary standards. There are 191 waste disposal organizations operating on the territory of the country that have more than 2 thousand units of specialized vehicles.
The new Environmental Code, which came into force on July 1 this year, provides for a number of systemic measures, namely the introduction of a notification procedure in order to streamline and control the activities of waste disposal organizations, as well as equipping waste disposal vehicles with satellite navigation systems (GPS).
The head of government instructed local executive bodies to reclaim solid waste landfills that do not meet environmental and sanitary standards, or bring them in line with the established requirements, as well as create an infrastructure for processing and disposal of construction waste.
Local executive bodies were instructed to eliminate all unauthorized landfills identified by space monitoring, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, MEGNR, MIPD and the public to conduct raids to identify spontaneous landfills, bringing violators to justice.
The Prime Minister stressed the need to create call centers in the regions on the example of iKomek (Nur-Sultan) to identify and eliminate spontaneous dumps.
Askar Mamin instructed to provide for the disposal of construction waste when issuing permits for the construction of facilities, to consider the use of construction waste in the compaction and reclamation of solid waste landfills, as well as in the reclamation of historical sites for the extraction of basic minerals.
The Head of Government noted the importance of creating infrastructure within the framework of a public-private partnership for collection and processing of construction waste, which will create conditions for removal of bulky and construction waste.