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KMC to levy waste disposal fee on municipalities

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Kathmandu, September 13

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has decided to levy waste disposal fee on all municipalities dumping waste in the Sisdole landfill site at Okharpauwa, Nuwakot.

Private waste collectors will also be charged waste disposal fee once the decision comes into effect. KMC will charge a fee of Rs 500 per 800 tonnes of waste disposed in the landfill site.

The contractors, who have taken responsibility of waste management in the Kathmandu Valley, will also have to pay waste disposal fee. KMC officials informed that a fee collection centre would be established in Balaju.

According to Rabin Man Shrestha, chief of Environment and Management Division at KMC, newly declared 21 municipalities and contractors have been disposing waste in the landfill site without paying any fee.

Other municipalities have also been dumping waste in Sisdole due to lack of private landfill sites. “They should be willing to pay for using the landfill site,” he said. The government has also provided funds to the newly declared municipalities for waste management.

Sisdole landfill site sprawls across 1500 hectares and has the storage capacity of 275,000 cubic metres. The landfill site has currently stored approximately 1,100,000 cubic metres of waste. Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City disposes 70 tonnes, while KMC disposes 500 tonnes of waste in the landfill site daily.

A version of this article appears in print on September 14, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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