The first processing plant will reduce the load on landfills in the Leningrad Region by 300,000 tons per year.
The plant on Volkhonskoye Highway was built by Nevsky Ecological Operator as part of the waste management reform.
“This is the “first sign” in the joint plans and undertakings that we are pursuing with our neighbor St. Petersburg and the Nevsky environmental operator. It is very important that we move from plans to concrete work. When we are in dialogue with the residents of the city and the region about the need to change the technology of waste disposal, the phased closure of landfills, we must understand that new sites, new production facilities, and modern plants for the disposal of MSW should come in return. Without this, it is impossible to close the landfills, ”Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko emphasized at the opening of the enterprise.
The new sorting complex is planned to be turned into a demonstration site - here it will be possible to get acquainted with the production, with new waste processing technologies.
The Volkhonka Waste Processing Complex is the first in a series of new processing facilities planned by JSC Nevsky Ecological Operator to ensure the transition to modern municipal solid waste management technologies. The commissioning of KPO Volkhonka, taking into account the selection of useful fractions and utilization of more than 50%, will reduce the load on waste management facilities in the Leningrad Region by 300,000 tons of waste per year.