Ninotsminda Municipal Landfill Has Been Rehabilitated

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Ninotsminda Municipal Landfill Has Been Rehabilitated

Ninotsminda municipal landfill rehabilitation works are accomplished. Giorgi Shukhoshvili, the director of Ltd. “Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia” and Gagik Karslyan, the Head of Ninotsminda Municipality, together with the local self-government representatives visited the rehabilitated municipal landfill and checked the carried out works.

Ninotsminda municipal landfill operates since the year of 2011. The total area of the landfill comprises 7269.82 m² and about 11.6 m³ household waste is being disposed daily on the landfill territory from Ninotsminda municipality and its nearby villages.

Ninotsminda municipal landfill was transferred to the possession of Ltd. “Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia” on June 14, 2013. At the time, the state of the landfill was horrible: waste was being disposed unorganized at the landfill perimeter, operational standards have been neglected, no ecological and sanitary norms were observed, and control and sanitary supervision of the landfill perimeter was not followed. The landfill territory was not fenced, thus, the nearby population as well as domestic animals could easily reach the disposed waste on the landfill territory, which raised a risk of infection contamination among the poultry, cattle and municipality population. As a result of all these, operation of the landfill was dangerous for the environment and nearby population.

In coordination with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Ltd. “Solid Waste management Company of Georgia” implemented Ninotsminda municipal landfill rehabilitation project. Within the project framework the following works were carried out: the landfill territory was fenced, inner roads and drainage system were arranged, disposed waste was covered with an isolation layer, special waste cells were prearranged for further utilization, a watch-box, and equipment hood, firefighting shield, landfill renders, and no trespassing-signs were set, the landfill perimeter was fully electrified (solar photo-electronic system was set), the landfill was provided with needs-based equipment and human resources.

The rehabilitation project cost amounted to 317.596 Georgian Lari.

At the renovated landfill, waste treatment and disposal will be determined in accordance with the existing standards and thus, the dangerous influences upon the environment will be reduced, and local population safety and living conditions will be improved.