The investigation established that at least two Lviv garbage companies received funds from the budget for the removal of garbage over long distances – at a landfill in Kiev, Zhytomyr and other areas, but in fact they illegally dumped waste in the Lviv region.
In Lviv law enforcement officers exposed the scheme of embezzlement of budget funds that should have been spent on the removal and disposal of Lviv garbage. In fact, companies illegally dumped garbage in the Lviv region.
This was reported by the police press service.
The investigation established that at least two Lviv garbage companies received funds from the budget for the removal of garbage over long distances – at a landfill in Kiev, Zhytomyr and other areas, but in fact they illegally dumped waste in the Lviv region. We are also talking about an illegal dump near Zhydachev, equipped by one of the local officials.
“Attackers forged documents, indicating that solid household waste was transported to landfills in Kiev, Zhytomyr and other regions, while raising the cost of removal. However, police found that the waste removed from Lviv was illegally dumped in Lviv,” the police said in a statement published in 21 May.
At the same time, the prosecutor of Lviv, Irina Didenko, said that part of the garbage that was supposed to be taken to the city of Tetiev in the Kiev region was actually dumped on state agricultural land in the Zhydachiv district of the Lviv region – 5 km from the city of Zhydachiv. Environmentalists are now setting the amount of damage to the environment caused by such negligence.
Another part of the garbage was illegally taken out by trucks at night with the headlights turned off in the Zhytomyr region. Law enforcement authorities identified 17 such trucks.
Now the prosecutor’s office is conducting 23 searches at carriers and at companies that provided recycling services, as well as in the Lviv City Council.
According to the prosecutor’s office, 23 searches are being carried out in this case with carriers, as well as with companies providing export and disposal services, and in the Lviv City Council.
The investigation established that the head of the Zhidachevsky district communal enterprise Zhuravno-Vodokanalservis was involved in the illegal actions. He near the district center arbitrarily arranged a site for receiving garbage. He is accused of pollution and land damage.
According to the publication ZAXID.NET, in the framework of criminal proceedings, searches are being conducted in the offices of the GrinEra and LKP Lvivspetskomuntrans. Both companies confirmed that law enforcement officers searched their office for more than five hours. There, all charges are rejected.