Lilo landfill covers 37 hectares. A village with 500 families is 1 kilometer away.
By Nino Bakradze
Residents of the small Georgia village of Didi Lilo have been fighting a rancid war for the past two years over a municipal garbage dump they say was illegally built on their land, and that is located so close to Tbilisi International Airport that it’s a safety hazard.
They claim the dump violates environmental standards and stinks so badly it is hard for people to stay in their own homes. Steady winds sweep across the garbage waiting to be buried, and carries the odor into the village.