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Degradable and non-degradable waste should be separated

2022 Jul 17, 9:54, Kathmandu
Unmanaged waste in the bank of Bishnumati River at Tokha-9, Kathmandu on August 25, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

Residents of Kathmandu have to separate the biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at home from 1st July. According to the Metropolitan Municipality, if the waste is not separated at the source, the waste will not be collected and a fine of 500 rupees will be imposed for each time.

Sarita Rai, Head of the Environment Department of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, said that from today, the garbage coming out of houses, offices, shops, restaurants and factories should be separated into decomposable and non-decomposable ones and kept in separate containers. She said that only the garbage separated in that way should be sent to the vehicle that comes to collect the garbage. The garbage collection and management will be done on Sundays and Wednesdays and non-decomposable waste on Mondays and Fridays.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has made a commitment to the affected residents of the Sisdol and Bancherdanda landfill sites and the local level to classify the waste at source from July 1.

But the Metropolitan Corporation has not managed the waste accumulated before July 1, which has not been classified as perishable or non-perishable. According to the secretariat of Mayor Balendra Shah, although the garbage will be separated from July 1, there is a problem in removing the unseparated garbage.

According to the metropolis, garbage has not yet been picked up in some places, some of them have been stopped due to internal problems of the private company entrusted with waste management, and some have been stopped due to the blocking of the road leading to Bancharedanda.

During the election campaign, Mayor Shah of Kathmandu Metropolitan City had been saying that vehicles for collecting biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste would be sent on separate days.


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