KATHMANDU, May 15:Locals obstructing waste disposal at Okharpauwa and Sisdol dumping sites had become a thing of the past. But the old “enmity” between Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the locals seems to have resurfaced with the announcement by the latter of a fresh halt to disposal activity.
Locals of Jeetpurphedi and Goldhunga near the Pasang Lhamu Highway on the way to Okharpauwa garbage dumping site have threatened to stop garbage trucks if their demands remain unaddressed by May 30.
If the garbage disposal is halted, more than 300 tons of solid waste a day can accumulate into heaps on capital city roads. Of the total of 450 tons of trash produced in KMC alone, the metropolis is able to collect 300 tons. The private sector collects around 100 tons. Some 80 garbage trucks reach the dumping site through the same route every day.