The Novosibirsk court opened bankruptcy proceedings for an operator for the treatment of MSW
NOVOSIBIRSK, February 7. /then 24/. The Novosibirsk Arbitration Court on Monday introduced a supervisory procedure regarding the regional operator for the treatment of MSW – Ecology-Novosibirsk LLC, which filed a lawsuit for self-bankruptcy due to a debt of 1.8 billion of rubles, following the case arbitration record.
At the beginning of December, the management of the company published a message indicating its intention to file for bankruptcy with its company due to debts to contractors. On December 21, the arbitration court of the Novosibirsk region registered the application for self-bankruptcy of the company with a debt of more than 1.8 billion rubles.
“Information about the adopted judicial act – the introduction of surveillance,” the message read.
On the situation of MSW in the region
Since the beginning of 2019, the Novosibirsk region has switched to a new municipal solid waste (MSW) management system. Ecology-Novosibirsk became MSW’s regional operator. In November 2019, the former head of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kobylkin, named 16 regions of the country where the problem of MSW disposal is most acute. The Novosibirsk region was one of these regions. One of the main problems was the debt that the regional operator had accumulated with carriers and landfills – at the time about 700 million rubles.
In December 2019, due to the current situation, several carriers announced their withdrawal from the market. In mid-April 2020, the relevant committee of the Legislative Assembly of the Novosibirsk region approved a draft law allowing the regional government to unilaterally terminate the contract with the regional operator. To repay the debt to municipal enterprises, the reoperator has offered to conclude tripartite agreements, the leaders of the region are considering several options to resolve the debt, including the termination of the contract with the reoperator and the restructuring of the debt within two years.