For many of us, the issue of garbage ends when we throw a bag, bottle or cigarette in the trash. We believe that we have fulfilled our civic duty without thinking about what happens next with this garbage.

Landfill №5 in the village of Pidhirtsi near the Kyiv city, where Kyivans’ garbage has been transported for more than 30 years, is critically overcrowded and constantly poisons the environment and people living nearby. Despite the decision of the Kyiv City State Administration to close it on 1 October 2018, it continues to actively work.

The problematic Pidhirtsi landfill near Kyiv is twice as big as the Hrybovytsia landfill near Lviv, where the tragedy recently occurred and people died. The total area of ​​the landfill in Pidhirtsi is 63.7 hectares. To date, more than 10 million tons of household waste and plastic have been collected there. Over the years of operation, the height of the garbage layer has risen to 90 m, which is equal to the height of a 27-storey building. In fact, it is an ecological catastrophe 25 km from Kyiv. There is an urgent need to close it as soon as possible and create an alternative place — for not landfilling, but recycling.

As of today, unfortunately, no new waste processing facilities have been created, and the processing facilities that currently exist at the landfill are insufficient.

The author of the project visited the landfill and conducted own study of the location of the landfill №5 with the help of drone photography, watching how new garbage trucks enter its territory every 5 minutes. The artist also noticed that a huge number of seagulls live on the landfill, whose presence allegedly reminds us of the impossibility of remaining indifferent to the ecological disaster. Their anxious cry was recorded by the artist on audio recording.

The artist offers the public his own vision of possible landfill recycling options. The project consists of 2 options for landfill reconstruction