Tatarstan will regulate construction debris turnover —

The State Council of Tatarstan plans to introduce a new legislative initiative to regulate the turnover of construction debris, which is not included in the scope of activity of regional operators. The corresponding bill will be submitted to the State Duma of Russia in October this year, Chairman of the State Council Committee on Housing Policy and Infrastructure Development Alexander Tygin told the conference scientific and practical “Municipal solid waste: legislation and practice”.

“85 [unauthorised] landfills in Tatarstan come from construction debris. Management company PZhKH [the regional operator for the western zone of the Republic of Tatarstan] will not come and remove construction debris,” he noted.

According to him, the regional authorities tried to independently start legislative work on the regulation of this area, but the supervisory authorities stressed the inadmissibility of an intrusion into the sphere of federal control. “The Tatarstan Republic Prosecutor’s Office immediately protested,” said Alexander Tygin.

Tatarstan plans to repeat on its territory the experience that works in the Moscow Oblast. “They introduced an investment element and solved the problem of construction debris,” the speaker said.

Photo: Maksim Platonov (file)

The extension of the powers of the region in the field of the regulation of the turnover of construction debris is late, believes the deputy of the Council of State. “Now there is a feeling that the federal government has missed something,” he said, disagreeing with the Russian Natural Resources Ministry’s statement that all powers have been given to the regions.

The bill proposes to establish the possibility of payment for the collection and disposal of household waste according to a meter and not a person. This approach will ensure transparency.

“We requested data from the Russian Interior Ministry on the number of registered citizens, but we did not receive it,” the speaker said. Currently, the fee for waste is charged in Tatarstan per person.

There are about 120,000 tons of construction waste in the republic. The first discussions at the Council of State should take place in September.

Luiza Ignatieva


Rose D. Jones