One well-known blogger recently visited Makhachkala, said that the city has got a very acute problem with garbage disposal. The fact is that the town is like one big dump, where garbage can be found at every step. Perhaps after this post, local authorities will pay attention to this problem and try to do something about it.
Further, the author’s words:
I made this photo six years ago, when I first arrived in Dagestan. Later this photo won the competition “Best Photos of Russia.” I remember, one official from the Russian government at the exhibition came to it, and could not believe that this is possible in Russia.
Half a year ago container platforms looked like this. Then Dagestan people explained that it is a temporary difficulty.
Roadsides looked like this. I was told that I had come at the wrong time.
I decided to come in a good time. Summer is the peak of tourism … I wasn’t looking for garbage, I just went by taxi from the airport. I was driving, with an open mouth , and what I saw … Makhachkala …
Containers are overfilled … All roadsides along the road are littered with trash.
And all this on 30-degree heat rots and stinks.
Rubbish is simply folded along the road, where it decomposes and stinks.
Dagestan people walk on the sidewalks, littered with bags of rotting waste.
No one cares. Well, it is rubbish, and what?
Trash scatters on the roads stinking manure comes from containers.
Everything is dirty.
But the garbage does not bother anyone. People are relaxed on the beach and talk amongst landfill.
People quietly sunbathe on the beach in three meters from the trash.
Children play with garbage rather than build sand castles.
People perform prayer in the middle of the dump, and all is well.
Shamil Avenue, downtown … A man sits playing on the phone among the dump. The smell is so disgusting that my eyes hurt!
The waste is dumped along the road.
Cats sleep among the trash.
Center of the city is littered with trash.
Packages are everywhere.
Entrance to the embankment is through fetid containers.
Near the beach in the center
Near the shopping center
But, maybe, I’m lying? Maybe I deliberately vilify Dagestan? Let’s listen to Rospotrebnadzor:
Dagestan Rospotrebnadzor has once again decided to recall about the truly catastrophic situation with waste in the cities of the republic. This time, the Office openly talks about the garbage collapse in the capital of Dagestan, Makhachkala.
Press service of Rospotrebnadzor:
“Analysis of the situation of ensuring of proper sanitary conditions shows that in the capital there are numerous shortcomings and unsolved problems. The audits in 2015 and 2016 in Makhachkala identified dumps of municipal solid waste.”
“In most of the streets there are no litter bins. Yard areas are littered. Violation of legislation in the field of waste production and consumption take place in almost all cities and districts of the republic. The heads of municipal districts and urban districts do not develop schemes of cleaning of residential areas, they are no longer assured own powers in the field of waste. ”
“The bulk of municipal solid waste is transported to unauthorized bumps, which are organized and held without accounting requirements (the territory is not fenced, there is no met admission, no conditions for washing and disinfection of special vehicles, no carrying and composting of garbage conditions and so on). The share of food waste in the composition of household waste is one-third, leading to an increase in human population rodents that transmit infectious diseases such as plague, pseudotuberculosis, yersiniosis, leptosperoz “.
For violations of sanitary legislation in the I half of 2016 around the Dagestan agency fined for a total sum of 780 thousand rubles. In Makhachkala in 2015 and in the first half of 2016 – in the amount of 200 thousand rubles. In late June Rospotrebnadzor even filed for mayor of Makhachkala to court and ordered to eliminate all violations.
Road to the sea
People came to the beach
Beach. In the sea also there are also floating bags and bottles.
Sewer is drained from the cottages right to the beach.
The usual courtyard in the center of Makhachkala
Come on, tell me that I’m a pig)
If I lived in Makhachkala, I would have been ashamed, I would have made every effort to get rid of the garbage. But residents of Makhachkala, write to me:
Abdullah Karakhanov “Heh expert of Dagestan soul … came to the rest base and made a photo of garbage.”.
Muhammad Muhammadov: “That is a lie! In Russia there are cities where there is more garbage Astrakhan, Volgograd even overseas there are a lot of such cities!!!!”.
Aslan Ibatsiev: “The author wanted to humiliate our Dagestan probably but it is impossible! In Russia, there is a lot more shit than in Dagestan so there is no need for you to touch this topic! Even in one Krasnodar sea there is a lot of trash! If I start to write about Moscow as dirty it is my life would end”.
Cows can eat.
Everything is right on the water, near residential houses.
Incredible! In no city of Russia there is such a mess.
Makhachkala – the dirtiest city in the country.
By the way, just in the middle of July, residents of Makhachkala banned throwing of garbage from 7 am to 10 pm. Ostensibly to discipline citizens. “The containers will not be overfilled in the day. And so it turned out like this:. A refuse collection vehicle only devastated containers, and residents once again created a new dumps, as if nothing had been taken out”, – explained the need for such a ban a vice mayor of Makhachkala Abdulmumin Ibragimov. The idea is good: to shed the responsibility for garbage collection and make Makhachkala live in it until the night. But something went wrong.
Propaganda also does not work.
Now Dagestan tell that I specifically found all of this, but there wouldn’t become less of trash. Makhachkala today is in a terrible condition. Maybe you can not see it through tinted windows of your “Priora”, but this problem does not become smaller. Dagestan people resigned and ceased to pay attention to the trash. They could collect all this shit and bring under the mayor’s office window. Lay there a huge pile of trash: let him see out the window. But no. Nobody cares. Indifference.