Utilities will force the Russians to pay for garbage disposal since 2017

MOSCOW, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. Next year in utility bills the Russians will have a new separate line for the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW), writes “the Russian newspaper”.

Now these costs are recorded in the line “the maintenance and repair of the dwelling”. From 1 January 2017 this service from the housing will move to the communal.

Now charge for garbage collection is not standardized, in average it is 2.5 rubles per square meter, but it could be higher because the tariff established by the management company, the newspaper said.

“Each region will set a single rate for garbage collection, and it can be different from the present,” said Minister of natural resources and environment Sergey Donskoy.

The size of the tariff will depend on the regional operators, which will choose the tender for 10 years. According to Donskoy, the election procedure will be open — “the winner is the one who offers the best conditions”.

“The regions are entitled to set tariff limits for the handling of municipal solid wastes. We believe that the fee for garbage collection should not increase,” — said the Minister.