ArmInfo.Yerevan Municipality initiates an unprecedented process for sorting garbage. Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan stated this on December 16 at an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Elders.
According to him, centers will be created to collect hazardous waste, which no one had previously spoken about, "since the Soviet era." "Today, hazardous waste together with ordinary garbage is collected at the Nubarashen garbage dump, which is inadmissible in the 21st century. We will not take populist steps, we will begin steps which results will become visible in 10-15 years," Marutyan said. Thus, we solve many environmental problems, "he said.
The Yerevan municipality authority did not specify how much money will be allocated to organize the sorting of hazardous waste from ordinary garbage. But, as the First Vice Mayor of Yerevan Hrachya Sargsyan explained, the work will be carried out within the framework of the new single NGO "Gardening and Environmental Protection", which will be allocated 3.4 billion drams, 2.2 billion drams of which in 2020 - on the salary of employees.