We got to know that on January 19, 2017, Lviv City Council (LCC) held an extraordinary scandalous session and adopted the resolution “On the critical situation in the administrative territory of Lviv City Council due to the inability to remove solid waste”. Even despite the truly critical situation with the removal of solid domestic waste in Lviv (photo) and its disposal, the city council once again adopted an illegal, economically and environmentally inappropriate decision that will not solve the existing problem but will create a new one.
The officials decided to arrange temporary sites for reloading and briquetting solid waste in the territory of five administrative districts of the city of Lviv.
Such wording without fixing the period of functioning of such temporary sites makes these sites permanent, not temporary. This is proved by the statement of the mayor of Lviv who spoke about the possibility to store briquetted waste for a long period, even up to 1 year. Under these conditions, permanent sites within the city that will be used for briquetting (storage) of solid domestic waste, will serve as landfills, which cannot be placed within the city. In addition, the position of the LCC regarding the purchase of 5 briquetting presses without notification about the beginning of the works for organizing a new landfill is completely unjustified from both economic and environmental perspectives.
Currently it is becoming increasingly difficult to find places for burying non-briquetted Lviv waste. It has been almost 8 months since the tragedy at the Hrybovychi landfill at the end of May 2016. During this time, the local authorities have not done anything except for looking for new places for storing waste and providing additional funding for transportation of waste. On January 19, 2017, Lviv City Council came to the conclusion that in this situation a solution may be to press Lviv waste. Where the briquetted waste is to be removed, how to store it on the site near the press is explained in the answer from Lviv communal company of special transportation of waste that can be found here.
State building norms do not allow for simultaneous storage on one site of common and briquetted waste. Why does Lviv City Council adopt the resolution, which has no legal or practical grounds?
In its appeal of December 1, 2016, Lviv City Council asks Malekhiv village council to allocate a land lot for implementation of working documentation for the placement of technological maps (13 storeys) of briquetted waste.
Both the working documents and the project of remediation of Hrybovychi landfill envisage further handling of solid domestic waste. However, landfilling of new waste from Lviv on Hrybovychi landfill is illegal and impossible because of the decision of Lviv Regional Administrative Court of 10.11.2016, which obliged to stop transportation of solid domestic waste to “Zbyranka” Lviv communal company, the resolution of Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Lviv oblast Roman Pavliv # 119/01 of 25.11.2003 ” On terminating functioning of the landfill for the city of Lviv of city community enterprise “Zbyranka” of housing management department of Lviv city administration, the threat to the environment and health of residents, protests of Malekhiv residents and decisions of village councils around the landfill on the ban on operation of the landfill.
Therefore, on January 23, 2017, EPL submitted an appeal to the LCC with the request to suspend implementation of provisions of this resolution and hold open and transparent discussion of solutions of the critical situation with solid domestic waste in Lviv.
More information about the situation with the landfill, official documents and conclusions can be found here: http://epl.org.ua/law/spravy/vidkhody/2847-vyrishennia-problemy-hrybovytskoho-smittiezvalyshcha-ta-problem-povodzhennia-iz-tpv-mista-lvova
Theperspectivesofstoringandburyingbriquettedwasteare described here: