Waste Collection and Recycling

Waste on Exchange premises is collected, accumulated and disposed of by classification (by type, hazard level and other indicators to ensure correct collection, storage, disposal and recycling) and systematically in accordance with the approved draft standards on Waste Generation and Disposal Limits.

Waste is processed using the latest recycling and treatment technologies. Used oil and air filters, mercury lamps, office equipment and electronic items such as monitors, keyboards and cartridges, are all sent to specialist contractors for disposal. Passports for category I-IV waste have been obtained for this purpose and data submitted to the State Control Committee of state environmental agency Rosprirodnadzor.

All Moscow Exchange offices have battery collection and disposal points. Moscow Exchange employees have been using waste sorting bins since December 2018.

Waste records are kept at the offices on Bolsoi Kislovsky Pereulok and Sredny Kislovsky Pereulok, as well as on Spartakovsakaya Ulitsa. At other offices disposal and recycling of all waste classes is the responsibility of the landlord, and related expenses are included in rental costs.

Total solid waste,
Waste categoryWaste categories are established by the regulations of the Russian Federation. 2017 2018 Change 2018/2017
Category 1 0.17 0.19 11.1%
Category 2 - 0.11
Category 3 4.41 0.13 –97%
Category 4 209.00 224.20 7.3%
Category 5 26.21 44.19 68.6%
Total 239.79 268.82 12.1%

The increase in the share of Category 1 waste in 2018 was due to the planned replacement of fluorescent lamps with energy-saving LED lights in Exchange offices. The increase in the share of Category 2 waste was due to the recycling of uninterruptible power supplies (planned replacement of exhausted supplies is scheduled for every 5-7 years).

The change in the share of Category 3, 4, 5 waste was due to telecommunication equipment being recategorized down (from Category 3 to Category 4) in line with legal requirements, and also due to increased volumes of paper recycling.

Method 2017 2018 Change 2018/2017
Re-use 15.52 19.94 28.5%
Release of valuable components, including energy 4.57 2.53 –44.6%
Sent to landfill 215.95 242.46 12.3%
Other methods (deactivation and recycling) 3.75 3.86 3.0%
Total 239.79 268.79 12.1%