The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has been searching for a place within the Kathmandu valley to manage biodegradable waste.
The metropolis said it was working to identify the place for effective long-term waste management, as dumping all kinds of waste at the Bancharedanda landfill site has created problems repeatedly.
The metropolis is adopting the measure in line with its plan of not disposing of hazardous waste at Bancharedanda.
"Three sites have been identified within the Valley," said Sunil Lamsal, a member of the KMC Mayor Secretariat. "The management of biodegradable waste will start in mid-November if there is no obstruction. We are also discussing with the locals in this regard."
The metropolis is in the process of identifying additional sites for this purpose. A minimum of 50 ropanis land would be required at a single location.
Presently, the waste from 18 local bodies in the Valley, including 32 wards of the KMC, is being managed at Bancharedanda. The valley’s local bodies had managed their waste at Sisdol of Nuwakot for 16 years. - RSS