To­ward a Cleaner and Safer City

All ma­jor cities of Uzbek­istan are to be trans­ferred to sep­a­rate col­lec­tion of waste by late 2019.

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - REGIONS -

In Uzbek­istan, a de­tailed roadmap has been worked out on the tran­si­tion to sep­a­rate col­lec­tion of garbage. The doc­u­ment pro­poses to in­tro­duce the scheme in the cities of the coun­try by the end of 2019. It is in­ter­est­ing that now all waste will be di­vided into two types - or­ganic, as well as sec­ondary ma­te­rial re­sources (plas­tic, pa­per, metal and glass). Ac­cord­ingly, garbage bags will be of two types: black for or­ganic waste, blue for re­cy­clables.

In ad­di­tion, a new or­der of garbage dis­posal will emerge. In the multi-res­i­den­tial hous­ing sec­tor, or­ganic waste is planned to be taken out once a day, sec­ondary ma­te­ri­als once a week.

In the in­di­vid­ual sec­tor, a ‘sig­nal­call’ col­lec­tion sys­tem will be used. For or­ganic garbage the truck will come twice a week, for a sec­ondary one - once. To at­tract the at­ten­tion of the pop­u­la­tion, it will give a spe­cial sound sig­nal.

Sep­a­rate col­lec­tion will be ac­tively used also in pub­lic places. For ex­am­ple, pop­u­lar hol­i­day desti­na­tions will be equipped with spe­cial con­tain­ers for peo­ple, and en­trepreneurs who in­tend to col­lect and process waste will be pro­vided with a num­ber of ben­e­fits and pref­er­ences.

In the sec­ond stage, un­til 2021, a sep­a­rate col­lec­tion will be in­tro­duced in ru­ral ar­eas through­out the coun­try.

Worth re­mind­ing that the sys­tem of sep­a­rate col­lec­tion of garbage in the pilot mode has been in­tro­duced in Tashkent since 2012, but so far it has not been of­fi­cially launched. Last Novem­ber, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the State Com­mit­tee for Ecol­ogy stated that the is­sue of in­tro­duc­ing a sep­a­rate col­lec­tion could be com­pletely re­vised, since many ad­vanced na­tions re­voked it in fa­vor of sort­ing waste di­rectly at waste pro­cess­ing plants.

Nevertheless, the in­fra­struc­ture for the in­tro­duc­tion of sep­a­rate col­lec­tion in the coun­try is grad­u­ally be­ing cre­ated. In nine cities of Uzbek­istan over the past year and a half, clus­ters for the col­lec­tion, re­moval, trans­porta­tion, sort­ing, re­cy­cling, pro­cess­ing and dis­posal of do­mes­tic wastes with a to­tal pro­cess­ing ca­pac­ity of 1.2 mil­lion tons per year have been es­tab­lished. More than 322 new types of garbage col­lec­tion points were built in the set­tle­ments, equipped with 2,652 mod­ern con­tain­ers, and 97 land­fills of solid do­mes­tic wastes were con­structed.

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