Kutaisi dumpsite is located near the Kutaisi-Geguti roadway, along Nikea Street, with total area of 150,096 m2. This is one of the most problematic dumpsite in Georgia. For years, waste has been dumped in inappropriate ways, which negatively affected nearby population and thus, the remediation of the Kutaisi dumpsite became the highest priority for present days.
Visual observation shows that the waste is disposed without any pre-treatment, in a chaotic way. As a result the whole dumpsite area is covered with waste and in some places the height reaches 12-15 meters. The “ring road” along the perimeter is also covered with waste. Due to improper operation the irrigation channel, which is located inside the dumpsite territory, is polluted and there are signs of fire and waste incineration.
For arrangement of landfills, in 2013 “Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia” planned to take the following actions: Transferring wastes placed on the landfill to a specific site, pressing and covering it with the layers of soil for isolation,gathering chaoticallyspread waste in the area of the landfill within its territory, construction of crossing points, arranging waste water discharge systems; fencing landfills, Installation of weighing machine,arrangement of water closet and sanitary hygienic points and arrangement of fire board. Also, along the Kutaisi dumpsite, coastal defense works will be accomplished for Rioni River.