Geoekologiya, 2019, Vol. 3, P. 3-11


© 2019 V. I. Osipov
Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Ulanskii per., 13, str., 2, Moscow, 101000 Russia

The dynamics of solid municipal waste accumulation in Russia is considered taking into account the low rate of their reprocessing and utilization, which worsens the living conditions and aggravates the social tension in the country. The necessity to create an almost new industry is noted based on the collection, sorting, temporal storage, reprocessing and disposal of the non-utilizable part of waste. The tasks arising may be divided in two groups, i.e., technological and engineering geological groups. The most important tasks of the former group include sorting waste, separation of waste portion suitable for re-use as secondary raw material and recycling of the bulk of waste with the subsequent disposal of non-utilizable part. Among engineering geological tasks, the focus is concentrated on zoning territories for the optimal allocation of sites for temporary storage, reprocessing and disposal of solid municipal waste so that the newly formed bodies not to become a new source of technogenic contamination of the environment.

Keywords: solid municipal waste, accumulation, temporal storage, sorting, decomposition, disposal, engineering geological zoning, engineering preparation, protection of waste storage sites, monitoring.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869-7809201933-11


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