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KMC starts installing solar-powered dustbins



As many as 12 solar-powered dustbins have been installed along the Maitighar-Baneshwor road section and Tinkune-Airport road section, according to KMC officials. These solar dustbins come with a display board and occupy an area of eight square feet to nine square feet.


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Smart dustbin to be placed at 70 locations in Kathmandu Valley



A private company has started placing ‘smart dustbin’ at 70 different locations in Kathmandu Valley, in association with Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Krishna Suppliers Pvt Ltd has started installing the smart dustbins at busy places in the Valley. Each dustbin costs around Rs 600,000.


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KMC launches city clean-up campaign



Mayor Shakya promised that they would soon make KMC a ‘mask-free city’. Many organisations and stakeholders have agreed to extend support and we are now confident that we will soon achieve the goal.


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World waste could grow 70 percent as cities boom, warns World Bank



Global waste could grow by 70 percent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank on Thursday, with South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish


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Supreme Court seeks solution to city garbage issue



The Supreme Court (SC) has received a writ petition seeking effective and sustainable solution for garbage and other solid waste residents discard in the Kathmandu valley.


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Waste management from trash to treasure



Municipal Solid Waste is a huge, renewable source of energy. Across the world, various methods and technologies have been adopted to convert waste into energy. We must identify which technique suits best in Nepal


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Solid waste a stinking problem



Waste management in Kathmandu Valley is a recurring headache. Every monsoon, the road to Sisdole landfill site in Okharpauwa, Nuwakot, is disrupted and trucks are unable to transfer municipal solid waste collected in the Valley.


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Local levels form panel to tackle waste woes



Local levels of Kathmandu valley have decided to form a committee to jointly seek a solution to waste management. Officials said the problem of waste management would become unmanageable in the next three to six months if an alternative to Silsole landfill site was not s


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Garbage management a serious concern for Kathmandu metropolis



Kathmandu residents, who are already sickened by garbage piled on the road sides and major intersections for the last three weeks, might face more trouble in the coming days.


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Stench troubles Valley folk as garbage litters streets



Waste has not been collected from the streets of Kathmandu for nearly three weeks. Sometimes it feels suffocating. We can’t breathe in fresh air at home and it’s a nightmare when we go out. We are compelled to shut all the windows at home


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Garbage collection will resume only next week



Garbage collection in Kathmandu Valley has been halted for nearly one month now owing to lack of space at Sisdole landfill site.


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Crews remove 51 tonnes of garbage from Bagmati River



More than 500 volunteers from various groups joined the 258th week of Bagmati Clean-Up campaign.


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Down to the river



Every Saturday morning, volunteers equipped with gloves, masks, and knee-high gum boots can be seen wading in the murky waters of the Bagmati, fishing out solid waste by the tonne.


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Dhobi Khola clean-up caps 200-week mark



The Dhobi Khola (Rudramati) clean-up campaign has reached 200th week on Saturday. The almost four-year long drive has seen cleaning of ten different sections of the river starting from Budhanilakantha to its edge.


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Open burning of waste contributing to rise in air pollution levels



The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has issued a circular to Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Lalitpur Metropolitan City and all 16 municipalities in the Valley, urging them to implement the government’s decision to impose ban on open burning of refuse.


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24 tonnes of solid waste removed under clean-up campaigns



The Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign that entered the 246th week on Saturday saw an extraction of 5 tonnes of garbage from Bagmati River at Shankhamul area. More than 500 people participated in the campaign.


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Solid waste management centre in operation in Tanahun



A solid waste management plant has been brought into service in Aanbukhaireni Rural Municipality-3 of Tanahun district.


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Garbage collection resumes in Valley after deal with Okharpauwa locals



Authorities have begun collecting the heaps of trash that had been dumped across major thoroughfares of Kathmandu and Lalitpur Metropolitan Cities on Sunday after a five-point deal with the locals of Sisdol landfill site in Okharpauwa, Nuwakot.


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Garbage collection obstructed



Garbage collection has been disrupted in Kathmandu Valley due to incessant rainfall and damage to roads leading to Okharpauwa.


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17 metric tons of solid waste extracted from Bagmati



Around 35 metric tons of solid waste was collected and managed several various rivers and the Ring Road areas of Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.


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Over 40 metric ton solid waste collected from Valley rivers



More than 40 metric tons of solid waste was managed after collecting it from various rivers and Ring Road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.


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Cleaning of Bagmati: More is necessary



The novel cleaning campaign launched and sustained by its promoters is very laudable indeed. But this software, as it may be called should be complemented by the hardware consisting of measures to prevent further dumping of wastage.


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Bagmati clean-up marks 200th week



Bagmati Clean-up Campaign, a volunteer social initiative to restore the polluted river, marked its 200th week by organising a march along the banks from its origin Bagdwar to its outlet Chobhar. Thousands of people participated.


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Value in waste



KMC’s pilot project’s success could lead to similar projects in other municipalities and involvement of the private sector on a bigger scale


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Fines for not segregating household waste at source



The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development had instructed metropolitan cities, sub-metropolitan cities, municipalities, and Village Development Committees to strictly follow the Solid Waste Management Rule 2013.


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Dumping of building material on roads to draw fine



The government is pulling its socks to initiate action against people dumping construction material on roads and footpaths in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, sub-metropolitan cities and municipalities.


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