02/13/2016- “Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia”Ltd in coordination with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure accomplished the Ureki landfill closure works in compliance with EU Standards and arranged Transfer Stations. Giorgi Shukhoshvili, the Director of the Company together with the Gubernator of Guria Gia Salukvadze, visited the Municipal landfill of Ureki to check the carried out woks.
The total area of the landfill comprises 13 305.00 m² and household wastes are being disposed daily on the landfill territory from Ureki Municipality and its nearby villages.
Ureki municipal landfill was transferred to the possession of Ltd. “Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia” in 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, Ureki municipal landfill was closed by “Solid Waste management Company of Georgia” Ltd in compliance with the international standards.
In terms of Ureki municipal landfill closing down projects, 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).
“Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia” Ltd has purchased the special machinery equipment for Waste transportation, which delivers the waste from Ureki transfer station to the Meria Municipal landfill.
Project cost amounted to 226, 686 Georgian Lari. The project completed in 2015.