Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Plant to be Completed in 2024Society
Ulaanbaatar, April 13, 2023 /MONTSAME/. A new Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW)
Recycling Plant and waste landfill are under construction in Ulaanbaatar. The
Project, which is being implemented to improve the waste management and
recycling practices of Ulaanbaatar city, is financed by the sovereign loan of EBRD.
According to the statistics, Ulaanbaatar city
generates about 1.4 million solid waste per year, of which 20-30 percent is
construction and demolition waste. The new plant will comprise of landfill
facility with a capacity to recycle 150 thousand solid waste a month, an area
for crushing and sorting construction and demolition waste, a garage, and an
office building. Currently, the construction process is 40%.
J. Sandagsuren, the 1st Deputy Mayor of
Ulaanbaatar city, in charge of economy and infrastructure, said, “The
Ulaanchuluut landfill is full. So, it will be closed in 2024. As for the new
waste landfill, it is expected to facilitate waste collection, transportation,
recycling, and disposal services, and improve operational efficiency and
environment and hygiene standards. In addition, the CDW Recycling Plant will be
the first of its kind in Mongolia. The plant will recycle the construction
solid waste and turn them into gravel and macadam.”
This new waste infrastructure will bring
about significant benefits in environmental protection and public health and
will contribute to offering local citizens a better quality of life for the
years to come.