Garbage management to take 10 more days


August 20, 2022


Garbage management to take 10 more days

Garbage piled up in Kathmandu/File

KATHMANDU: It will take 10 more days to manage the garbage piled up in the Kathmandu Valley for two months, according to the secretariat of Mayor Balendra Shah.

The garbage collection was disrupted after the locals from Sisdol and Bancharedanda obstructed the transportation of garbage time and again.

“If the locals do not obstruct garbage transportation, and road to reach landfill site is normal, it would take 10 days to complete the garbage management,” said Sunil Lamsal, member of Mayor Shaha’s secretariat.

Lamsal informed that 8,000 tippers of garbage from 18 local levels of the Kathmandu Valley need to be managed for now.

Once the works of management go normal, it would take 10 days. Chief district officers from Kathmandu, Dhading and Nuwakot and locals from Sisdol and Bancharedanda had signed a four-point agreement, which paved way for easing the garbage management.

As per the agreement, the tippers transporting the garbage must not leak the liquid waste while reaching the landfill site.

Currently, there are only 75 tankers with Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) which are not leaky.

They transport the waste twice a day. KMC is planning to take in rent 150 more tankers so that the way to landfill site would not be littered with liquid waste, added Lamsal.

The garbage collection has begun after the agreement. KMC has further planned to use 300 tankers to collect and manage the valley waste.