Containers for mercury waste are installed in Pavlodar region.
According to the Department of Land Management, Environment and Water Resources, “Operator ROP” LP has allocated 200 specialized containers to the region. 160 of them are installed in Pavlodar, 30 in Ekibastuz and 10 in Aksu.
“The places of installation of the containers are coordinated with the city Departments of Public Utilities. Now we plan to transfer them to the local executive agencies. The contracting organization will recover mercury waste at the plant, located in Ekibastuz”, the department informed.
The orange containers are designed for batteries and fluorescent lamps. Representatives of the department and utility providers ask residents of Pavlodar region to use the containers for their intended purpose.