May 10: Waste management of all 18 local levels in the Kathmandu Valley has been affected yet again as the Sisdole landfill site in Nuwakot district has been full with garbage. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City said waste management on Sunday and Monday was affected in the valley since the workers were working to manage space for more garbage in the Sisdole landfill site.
Chief of Environment Department of KMC Sarita Rai said garbage collection would resume from Tuesday morning if the waste adjustment gets completed.
The waste from the Kathmandu Valley has been disposed in Sisdole for the past 15 years although the site was prepared to adjust waste for just two years.
The KMC officials said sustainable waste management has become challenging as the under-construction landfill site at Banchare Danda has not been completed within the deadline. As much as 1,200 metric tonnes of waste is being managed in Sisdole landfill site every day.
It may be noted that garbage collection from the Kathmandu Valley had just resumed from Saturday after 14 days of disruption caused by the residents of the Pasang Lhyamu Highway. -- RSS