AN AGREEMENT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WASTE SORTING COMPLEX IN THE SARATOV REGION IS SIGNED AT THE XXV PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM
On June 16, at the XXV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an agreement on the construction of a new concession facility for the municipal solid waste (MSW) management was signed between the Citymatic Group of Companies and the Government of the Saratov Region.
The document provides for the creation of a waste sorting complex with a capacity of at least 200,000 tons per year. The complex will receive MSW from the territory of the right-bank districts of the Saratov region, it should replace landfills which are to be closed. A main feature of the facility will be an organic waste composting plant with a capacity of up to 120,000 tons per year, which will help to reduce the hazard class of waste from the fourth to the fifth, as well as to obtain technical soil for subsequent use in land reclamation. It is also planned to use biorepellent technology (deterrence of flocking birds by trained birds of prey), tested at other waste sorting complexes of the Citymatic Group.
On behalf of JSC Citymatic, the agreement was signed by Sergey Kotlyarenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Citymatic, and on behalf of the Government of the Saratov Region, – by Acting Governor of the Saratov Region Roman Busargin.
As the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citimatic JSC Sergey Kotlyarenko noted:
“This waste sorting complex will be the third “anchor” facility in the Saratov region for the Citymatic Group. Its launch will make it possible to introduce a full cycle of MSW management throughout the region and will contribute to the achievement by the region of the indicators of the “Ecology” national project.
To the date, JSC Citymatic has built and operates two waste sorting complexes, as well as a network of waste transfer stations in the Saratov region. Since 2018, the Saratov branch of the company has been performing the functions of a regional operator and ensuring the MSW removal from the entire territory of the region. The total investments of the Citymatic Group in the MSW management industry in the Saratov Region exceeds 3.5 billion rubles.