The court did not sustain the claim of residents of Koryazhma, who demanded ruling the transfer of land for the construction of a landfill illegal. According to them, the city Duma deputies approved the plant despite the fact that there is already an operating enterprise in the city. The residents are afraid that the landfill will be overfilled with garbage. The residents of Koryazhma reported on the court's decision in social networks, the lawsuit is at 7x7’s disposal.
At the end of July, the townspeople sued the city Duma over the transfer of land for the construction of a waste sorting plant. The residents of Koryazhma stated in the lawsuit (is at 7x7’s disposal) that there was already an operating waste plant on the territory. According to the citizens, the seizure of land for the new landfill creates a threat of it being overfilled: at least 70 thousand tons of waste from seven districts of the region are planned to be brought there. The residents wrote that they had the right to a favorable environment.
The court dismissed all the statements of the residents of Koryazhma. They claim to have presented all the evidence: documents on the land transfer, land plot development plan, etc. The residents reported that the officials and deputies from the city Duma did not attend any meeting as defendants.
In addition to Koryazhma, the Arkhangelsk authorities want to build waste sorting plants in Nyandoma and Kholmogorsky District. Residents of Nyandoma informed Governor Alexander Tsybulsky that the construction of a waste sorting plant with a landfill, where 45% of the imported waste were to be buried, would harm the environment. They are afraid that toxic substances from the landfill will "poison" local water bodies and soil. Residents of Arkhangelsk had launched a petition against the landfill in Nyandoma. More than 800 people signed it within one day.
In November 2021, communists of Arkhangelsk launched a collection of signatures against the waste sorting plant in Kholmogorsky District, because it could destroy a local lake.