Residents of Poltava are complaining en masse about the lack of sufficient containers for sorting plastic, as well as their systematic overcrowding.
Some Poltava residents cannot recycle plastic for two weeks, Poltavshchyna reports.
Oleksandr Maksymenko, head of the municipal motor transport enterprise 1628 (KATP-1628), explained that this situation has arisen because there are not enough containers. After all, the population in Poltava has increased and the volume of garbage has increased accordingly – by 30% more than was planned according to the accumulation rate.
He emphasized that the garbage is collected on schedule, but the containers are filling up very quickly due to the increase in population. To solve this problem, utilities plan to purchase 600 sorting containers, but the required number is 1000.
It is noted that Poltava plans to spend 4.8 million hryvnias to buy 600 new or used plastic containers.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in Poltava, at the sorting center of the Avrora Multimarket store chain Avrora Green, residents can return 23 types of raw materials for processing or safe disposal.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, the residents of Dnipro complain about the difficult situation with garbage collection and massive spontaneous landfills.