Saint Petersburg has become the first city where Gazprom Neft has begun to install containers for the collection of hazardous consumer waste as part of its program.
Eco-boxes have been installed at five Gazpromneft gas stations in Vyborgsky, Nevsky, Kirovsky, Moskovsky, and Petrodvortsovy Districts. It is planned to equip ten more stations with eco-boxes in Russia's northern capital before the end of 2013. Thus, the company is helping city residents preserve the natural environment by providing them with a growing number of locations for the disposal of hazardous waste.
An eco-box is a compact metal container divided into separate sections for mercury thermometers, energy-saving light bulbs, and batteries—all items that commonly appear in residential waste and become hazardous when disposed of together with other garbage. The eco-boxes are constructed so that fragile items do not shatter when they enter the containers. Thus, eco-boxes are safe for both people and the environment.
A specialized organization provides service of the containers, which involves unloading and transporting their contents for disposal in compliance with all the applicable safety rules.
The eco-boxes are being installed at Gazpromneft gas stations as part of a municipal project entitled "Let's make the world cleaner," which is being implemented jointly with the Committee for Natural Resources Use, Environmental Protection, and Ecological Safety of the Saint Petersburg City Administration.
Eco-boxes are located at Gazpromneft gas stations in Saint Petersburg at the following addresses:
- Pridorozhnaya alleya, d. 28;
- pr. Obukhovskoy oborony, d. 303;
- ul. Desantnikov, d. 21;
- Dunaisky pr., d. 29;
- Sankt-Peterburgskoye shosse, d. 130/1.
The Gazpromneft gas station network consists of approximately 1300 stations in Russia and the CIS countries. The broad geographical scope of the Gazpromneft gas station network and the advantageous location of the Omsk, Moscow, and Yaroslavl oil refineries secure Gazprom Neft's leading positions on the wholesale and retail markets in Western Siberia and Central Russia.
Gazpromneft Severo-Zapad is Gazprom Neft's retail enterprise that manages the company's gasoline stations in the Northwestern Federal Region. At present, the enterprise's assets include a network consisting of 89 gas stations, 51 of which are in Saint Petersburg, 19 in Leningrad Oblast, 7 in Novgorod Oblast, 11 in Pskov Oblast, and one in the Republic of Karelia.