Innovative technology at the landfill

waste-processing plant

The waste-processing plant constructed by MAG Group in the territory of MAG-1 landfill with the design capacity of 470,000 tons of waste per year will become the largest waste-processing plant in Russia. The project is based on one and a half years of study, analysis and synthesis of global best practices. MAG Group decided to implement the solution, technology and equipment of Bollegraaf (the Netherlands), the recognized expert in the field. The waste sorting line expressly tailored to the morphological structure of the Russian waste allows adjusting the processing modes and configuring the equipment depending on the raw materials composition and processing tasks. The facility concept pays due regard to the Russian specific conditions, such as almost complete absence of municipal practice on separate waste collection, one of the upcoming challenges facing the Russian policy.

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AUTOMATIC truck PASS and weighing system

Entering the landfill, garbage trucks pass through the entry group equipped with an automatic weighing system designed to control the amount of waste delivered. The trucks are weighed on their entry and departure and are subject to radiation control.


НDРЕ Geomembrane -

is a 1.5 mm thick polymer film. Put at the base of the landfill site, it forms a water-resistant membrane completely eliminating the ingress of runoff into the groundwater and soil. The product evolving from the waste mass is transported to the treatment facilities through the drainage system.



Ventilation ducts and shafts are designed to remove the landfill gas produced by the decomposition of the organic waste component under anaerobic conditions. This measures prevent spontaneous combustion and uncontrolled biochemical processes. Solar Spark automatic landfill gas combustion system three times reduces the pollutant emission into the atmosphere. Besides, the system applies biogas as an energy source.

waste conservation


We are proud to apply the most modern technology of waste conservation, Posi-Shell. This liquid insulating material is sprayed on the surface and the waste mass and, setting solid, forms a sound impermeable coating. Posi-Shell-coated downhills become suitable for further recultivation.


The landfill sides gradually become filled with waste, get closed and are subject to recultivation. The waste cells (pre-coated with Posi-Shell) are covered with a layer of soil and turf. Thus, the closed site turns into a grassy hill. Considering that the facility is located on wetlands rugged with ravines, such greened areas will certainly improve the original landscape.