Astana launches project to more efficiently collect, manage household waste

Astana Akimat (city administration)launched a pilot project to organise the two-fraction, dry and wet, separate collection of solid household waste. The first stage of the project is intended to conduct large-scale information and educational training among the population
Astana launches project to more efficiently collect, manage household waste
25 June 09:56 2018 Print This Article

 

Starting in July, 6,275 yellow containers will be installed at the 2,070 capital’s container sites to receive the dry fraction of recyclable solid household waste, such as metal, plastic, paper and glass. The green container will be used to collect food, organic and other non-recyclable solid household waste.

Approximately 300,000 tonnes of solid domestic waste are generated annually in Astana.

The implementation of the pilot project will help alleviate the landfill sites and preserve natural resources.

The official launch of the pilot project was announced at the June 5 EcoAsar event dedicated to the World Environment Day.

In the coming two years, outreach activities will include master classes at the city’s residential complexes, classes on the separate collection of solid waste at educational institutions and audiovisual materials.

Astana Akimat recently began to collect and dispose of used electronic and electrical appliances to allow the public to more easily dispose of unwanted electrical items.

The company receives old refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves and other household items at 20 tenge per kilogram.

Last ye received a grant to collect and process 650 tonnes of electronic waste in Karaganda, Kostanai and Petropavlsk. This year, Astana expects to process more than 100 tonnes of waste.

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