Nepal | July 03, 2020

Byas Municipality making waste management system more effective

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Garbage being collected in a tipper in Byas Municipality, Tanahun, on Monday, January 28, 2019. Photo: THT

Damauli, January 28

Byas Municipality in Tanahun has started categorising waste produced in the municipality into three categories for effective waste management.

The municipality has decided to manage garbage in three categories — biodegradable, non-biodegradable and medical waste.

Chief at Sanitation Sub-department of the municipality Bhagyashali Dhungana said the garbage produced from vegetables, fruits, food items, dust and paper were biodegradable garbage while glass, rubber, plastic, metal, laminated papers were non-biodegradable. He said waste generated by health facilities were medical waste .

Dhungana said the municipality took the initiative to maintain cleanliness in the municipality. “Separate garbage trucks have been managed for degradable and non-degradable waste,” he informed. The department said that garbage trucks with green flag would collect biodegradable waste  while the truck with red flag would collect the non-degradable garbage.

Sanitation Department Chief of the municipality Bimal Giri  said medical waste would be collected every Friday of the month. Giri said the municipality had informed city dwellers through public announcement that degradable and non-degradable waste should be kept in separate dustbins.

The municipality said that Rs 5,000 to 50,000 would be fined if anybody was found violating the rule.

The collected garbage will be managed in Bhateri-based Sanitation Centre.

The municipality said around 10 tonnes garbage had been collected from wards 2, 3, and 4 of the municipality on a daily basis. The municipality added that five vehicles and 21 staffers had been deployed for garbage management.


A version of this article appears in print on January 29, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

TUTH. Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj

49-day-old infant diagnosed with Covid-19 passes away in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: A 49-day-old infant diagnosed with Covid-19 passed away on Wednesday evening at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), where he was receiving treatment. Ministry of Health and Population, in its regular press briefing, confirmed the passing of the baby. The infant -- resident o Read More...

PM advised to reach out to rival NCP faction

Kathmandu, July 1 A day after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was asked by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Standing Committee members to resign from both the posts of prime minister and party co-chair, the PM was advised by his aides in the party to reach out to the rival faction. Oli held a meeting Read More...

Nepal could witness yet another huge locust invasion

Kathmandu, July 1 The Locusts Information Centre has warned that a large swarm of locusts is likely to enter Nepal from India over the next couple of days. According to the centre, the swarm of locusts is headed towards Darjeeling from Bhagalpur and Motihari in Bihar. As the swarm is likely to Read More...

Hunger strike by youth activists enters sixth day

KATHMANDU, JULY 1 Iih, 26, who initiated ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign demanding effective handling of the COVID-19 pandemic by the government, has been on fastunto-death in a sattal (rest house) at Patan Durbar Square as his hunger strike entered the sixth day today. Iih has been joined by Read More...

‘Citizenship bill not inclusive’

KATHMANDU, JULY 1 Although the constitution is progressive in terms of citizenship issues it does not guarantee equality. Even after five years of the promulgation of the constitution, necessary amendments have yet to be made to Citizenship Act-2006, as per the provisions of the constitution. Read More...


Mexican president to hold first meeting with Trump, Democrats unimpressed

MEXICO CITY: Mexico's president and his US counterpart Donald Trump will hold their first meeting on July 8 in Washington, officials said on Wednesday, sparking complaints from Democratic lawmakers, who saw it as a political stunt with elections looming. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ha Read More...

Twitter removes image tweet by Trump over copyright complaint

Twitter Inc has taken down an image tweet by the US President Donald Trump on June 30, in response to a report from a copyright holder. Twitter now displays the message “This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder,” in place of the tweet. News website Axio Read More...

Gunmen kill 24 people in attack on Mexican drug rehab center

MEXICO CITY: At least 24 people were killed in an armed attack on a drug rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato, Mexican police said on Wednesday, underlining the challenge the government has in fulfilling a pledge to stop gang violence. Police in the city in Guanajuato s Read More...