09 December 2011, Friday, 11:28

Only about 3% of solid domestic waste is recycled in Bashkiria

author: Galina Bakshieva

There are more than 120 enterprises, specializing in waste recycling, in the Republic and 35 of them are found in Ufa. At that domestic waste is recycled mainly in Ufa, Sterlitamac, Neftekamsk and Oktyabrsky and in the regions the companies are busy only with collection of secondary raw materials.

Every day more than 500 thousand tons of solid domestic waste is generated in Ufa, the press-service of the Ministry for nature management and ecology RB reports: more than 60 thousand tons – in Sterlitamac, about 45 thousand tons – in Salavat, almost 50 thousand tons – in Neftekamsk and about 25 thousand tons in Ishimbay. In total complexity more than 1,7 million tons of solid domestic waste was generated on the territory of Bashkiria in 2011. At the same time the share of waste, subject to recycling, is miserable – only about 3%.

The republican program “Perfection of the system for solid domestic waste recycling in Republic of Bashkortostan in 2011-2020” was approved in November 2011. The experts say the making of this program a reality has to ensure the ecological well-being in sphere of waste recycling in the region.

Within the frames of the program the construction of garbage recycling plants is planned in Ufa, Sterlitamac and Salavat. About 200 garbage pick-and-place and 15 garbage-sorting stations have to be opened in the Republic. These measures will help to increase the share of recycled waste from 3 to 50%. Besides, the construction of modern polygons for solid domestic waste will be continued in the region. At present time there are 36 such polygons in Bashkiria.