Waste not to be collected for a week, KMC appeals for cooperation

Himalaya Times
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The waste management work of Kathmandu Valley will be affected for the next one week. The road track from Sisdol to Bancharedanda is under maintenance resulting the halt of waste management.

Sarita Rai, head of Environment Department informed that the waste management work of Kathmandu Valley will be stopped from Friday. Total 18 local levels will be affected by the move.

Since the maintenance work  started, vehicles carrying waste were allowed to be at disposal site between 4 am to 12 pm only. As per request from Urban Development Ministry no vehicles will be sent to Sisdol for a week . KMC issued a notice today and appealed not to dump waste generated from household and business at public places.

Every day, 1,200 metric tons of waste generated from the valley is managed at Sisdol. Out of this, 500 metric tons of waste is generated from Kathmandu. More than 200 private and commercial vehicles were used for garbage management every day. Under the maintanence, only 50 vehicles were used to reach Sisdol.

About 75 percent of the waste emitted daily from the valley is being managed at Sisdol. 2 kilometers away from Sisdol, a long term landfill site is under construction.

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