Waste Management Market in Russia

WASTE MANAGEMENT IN RUSSIA: market, legislation, prospects

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Why Russia?

  • Russia has returned to the 2nd place of emerging markets. This is the first time, when the country overtook China in the basic indicators.
  • New waste legislation in Russia is coming into force, which will create a more structured market. From 2017 waste that can be recycled is prohibited to landfill.
  • Waste volume in Russia is 3,5 bln t including Municipal Solid Waste 40 mln t. MWS recycling potential is estimated to 14 mln t, as of today only 10 % is treated.
  • There is a lack of technologies and recycling plants, and a shortage of equipment in Russia.

Russia's rising waste levels, changing in legislation and lack of existing infrastructure make Russian waste market perfect for investment.

 

Changes in legislation:

• NEW Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation adopted the "Guidelines for the calculation of regulated tariffs in the treatment of municipal solid waste management"

• NEW Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation approved the procedure and the order of collection, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of solid municipal waste

• Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation proposed some changes in waste legislation:

  • to include MSW sorting into regional operator's costs list
  • to specify rules of payment of penalty for the negative impact on the environment.

• Federal Service for Nature Supervision adopted the methods of environmental fee calculation

2017 anounced as the Year of Ecology. All the expenses for the events dedicated to the Year of Ecology estimated at 194 bln roubles (about 2,5 bln euro, 4% will be spent from federal budget, 12% - from municipal budgets. 84% of the budget is funded by private companies).

• The payment procedure for the negative impact on the environment is adopted

The procedure of waste management licensing is adopted

The Government has adopted the list of wastes that can not be landfilled and must be recycled. The following waste is prohibit to landfill

Solid fares for collection and transportation of wastes will be established

Russian Government obliged the regional authorities to develop, approve and implement the special territorial scheme of waste management

• Regional authorities are obliged to choose the waste management operator

 

Important facts about the waste market in Russia:

  • Waste volume in Russia is 3,5 bln t incl Municipal Solid Waste 40 mln t. MWS recycling potential is estimated to 14 mln t, as of today only 10 % is treated.
  • New legislation is coming into force, which will create a more structured market. Legislation will create more transparent and a more competitive market. Clear rules and the system of auctions will give a chance to new comers in the market to compete for the tasks of waste treatment.
  • From 2017 waste that can be recycled is prohibited to landfill. It will force producers to take care of utilization of their products and in order to meet the requirements of the legislation and reduce the payment of ecological taxes
  • There is a lack of technologies and recycling plants, and a shortage of equipment. Both a fair amount of investment and approved and tried technologies is needed. The government through different programs will support the projects in that field together with investors from the private sectors, and while the equipment and technologies is basically owned by the foreign companies. Norwegian companies has equal opportunities with the other players.
  • The volume of the Russian waste market is estimated to 3,5 bln USD per year. It is a good reason to consider Russia market.

 

Waste Market Breaking News

The Russian government is studying a possibility to build incinerators in Moscow and Kazan regions.

   
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