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Byas Municipality making waste management system more effective

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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.

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