Kathmandu, September 1 Kathmandu Metropolitan City said it would take one more week to collect all the garbage from Kathmandu valley. Garbage collection was halted for 18 days, creating heaps of garbage on the streets of the city and very foul smell in the air.

Garbage management kicked off today. Although the weather is clear for workers to collect the waste, it will take one more week to clear the litter.

On Tuesday, a joint meeting of KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya, Kathmandu's Chief District Officer Kali Prasad Rijal, Director General at the Department of Roads, and Senior Superintendent of Police decided to resume garbage collection.

Mayor Shakya said KMC alone was not responsible for management of garbage.

"Support from all sides is imperative," he added.

Garbage collection was halted due to obstruction by the people at Sisdole area and the road damaged by incessant rainfall. Environment department Chief at KMC Hari Kumar Shrestha said discussion was held to solve the problems of Sisdole people.

The landfill site is located in Sisdole. It is said that some 15,000 metric tons of waste is piled up at different places of Kathmandu valley.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 2 2021, of The Himalayan Times.