At the same time, for some categories of residents of apartment buildings, for example, retirees, it is proposed to leave payments on paper, since they are more familiar to them. As stated in a letter from REO Director General Denis Butsaev, there are about 50 million households in Russia, which produce about 50 tons of paper every month. This is a huge amount of waste that recycling companies do not have time to process.
In addition, last year the price of paper has risen two or three times. This affected administration costs and resource provider organizations: printing payment documents became more expensive. As Tatyana Nagornaya, the leader of the Separate Collection environmental movement, points out, today there are already technological opportunities to abandon paper documents, and citizens actively use personal accounts of management companies to pay for housing and communal services.
At the same time, Svetlana Razvorotneva, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Commission on Ensuring Citizens’ Right to Housing, believes that it will not yet be possible to completely abandon paper payments.
Razvorotneva notes that many citizens do not use the Internet and pay for public services with paper documents. And these are not only pensioners or villagers, but also city dwellers. It is important that they keep the receipts paid in case of claims, for example, on the resulting debt.
Earlier it became known that the Ministry of Construction, together with the Ministry of Digital Development, is considering the possibility of a single payment for housing and communal services with the inclusion of indicators for both apartment meters and ordinary houses. . The implementation of this measure will help to make the transition to electronic payment documents for utilities, which will be formed in the state information system of housing and communal services (GIS HUS).