Two waste processing plants to be built near Kyiv as part of the "garbage reform"

13:25 09 September Kyiv, Ukraine

Two modern plants for the treatment of household waste will be built in the Kyiv region, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan Strelets said.

One plant will serve Brovary and Boryspil (estimated capacity will be 110-120 thousand tons of waste per year), and the second - Fastov (capacity 35-100 thousand tons per year). According to Strelts, the factories may appear in two years, that is, in 2024.

The factories will use several processing technologies at once. In particular, it will provide for the processing of organic food waste with the subsequent production of biomethane, as well as waste sorting with the release of resource-valuable materials (scrap metal, glass and plastic).

The projects will be implemented using loans from European banks, negotiations with investors are ongoing.

According to the Minister of Environmental Protection, this will be the first investment project in the framework of the waste management reform, which was adopted in Ukraine in the summer. In total, it is planned to build 200 waste processing enterprises in Ukraine, 10 of them in the Kyiv region.

In June 2022, a framework law “On Waste Management” was adopted in Ukraine. This is the beginning of a reform that should launch European waste management practices in the country. For example, sorting and recycling instead of landfilling, extended producer responsibility (where a manufacturer is required to ensure that its packaging is completely recycled), and new environmental regulations for landfills.