The regional operator for solid municipal waste management in part of the territory of the Tula region was LLC Charter, the main owner is the son of Prosecutor General Yury Chaika Igor. He did not have any competitors: only one application was submitted for participation in the competition, specified in the protocol. The Charter will collect and dispose of garbage in the borders of Tula, Shchekinsky and Kireevsky districts of the Tula region.
The contract will be concluded for eight years; for its services the company will receive 10.3 billion rubles. The functions of the Charter operator will begin on January 1, 2019. The tender documentation says that the winner must ensure timely, uninterrupted collection, transportation, processing, disposal, neutralization, burial of solid municipal waste generated in the area of his responsibility.
Also, the company must start a separate collection of garbage.
Another operator, which will also clean garbage in the Tula region, selected the company MSK-NT, owned by businessman Igor Cheremsky.
According to the federal law, by the end of May all Russian regions should choose operators for handling garbage. Igor Chaika told Vedomosti that his company plans to work in the Central Federal District. Since 2014, the Charter has been collecting and exporting garbage in two districts of Moscow (North-East and East); contracts cost the city 42.6 billion rubles.
On April 20, the Charter also became the operator of a regional garbage collection system throughout the entire Yaroslavl region. The contract value is about 16 billion rubles. This week, the results of the competition were summed up by the Moscow authorities. The operator is selected in each of the seven territorial clusters of the region: Aleksinsky, Voskresensky, Kashirsky, Noginsk, Ruza, Sergiev Posad, Chekhov. "Charter" in the Moscow region will collect garbage in the Noginsk cluster; The contract amount is 34.9 billion rubles.
The main problem faced by regional operators is the lack of capacity for waste disposal: in the Moscow region, most of the landfills are closed, and new ones have not been opened instead of them, commented Dmitriy Tyhny, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Branch Operator for Waste Management", to Vedomosti earlier . A protest movement against landfills developed in the region. Residents regularly go to rallies with demands to close nearby landfills and block roads to them.
The Moscow region experiences a colossal garbage load: 20% of the country's waste is buried in the region. This is 7.92 million tons of solid household waste from Moscow and 3.8 million tons from the region. Moscow and the region are making efforts to de-escalate the situation - for example, Moscow authorities are currently negotiating with other regions to house Moscow waste there, commented the businessman engaged in waste management.
But the regions are against. On April 18, Yaroslavl hosted an action against the importation of garbage from Moscow into the region. This happened after the governor of the Yaroslavl region Dmitry Mironov in his Facebook said that the Moscow authorities had asked the leadership of the region to place waste at the "Skokovo" training ground. At the end of March, the governor of the Tver region, Igor Rudenia, at a meeting with the heads of municipalities called the importation of garbage from other regions unacceptable.
According to the representative of the Charter, there are no plans to take out Moscow garbage to the Tula region: where it is possible to dispose and place all garbage, it is defined in the territorial scheme of waste management. The Charter, which removes rubbish in the north-east and east of Moscow, even unprofitable to carry it south to Tula, says one of its competitors. Today, some of the garbage collected in Moscow is sent to the Charter's yard, part of it is incinerated at the incineration plant (MSZ-4, transferred to Moscow by the company), the rest is buried at its own training ground in the Vladimir region.
The presence of polygons, equipment, and sorting increases the profitability of the business, Chaik told Vedomosti. In 2017, his company acquired a range in the Vladimir region, a sorting complex on Altufevskoe Highway and leased the MSZ-4.