Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started collecting waste from Singha Durbar following an order from Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court directed KMC to collect and manage the garbage within three days after hearing on the petition filed by Padma Bahadur Shrestha on Friday.
KMC mayor Balen Shah, outraged at the government's lack of cooperation in his goal to remove squatters from river banks, had refused to manage garbage from Singha Durbar and the president's office.
The garbage has not been collected from the area since April 9.
After the KMC refused to collect the trash, waste management was initiated within the Singha Darbar.
Every day, Singha Darbar produces 5 tons of garbage. More than 3 tons of garbage are managed within Singha Durbar, while around 2 tons of waste must be transported to the disposal site.
Following the Supreme Court's ruling, Mayor Shah remarked on social media that everyone, including the federal government, must carefully respect the court's judgments, orders, and directions.