500 fine to Kathmandu metropolitan residents for not releasing decomposing and non-decomposing garbage

July 9, Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has decided to take action against those who mix rotting and non-rotting garbage in one place from July 20.

The corporation has issued a notice saying that it will impose a fine of Rs.

The corporation has warned that it will be fined every time it is found that garbage is not segregated during garbage collection. According to the corporation, such decision has been taken as it is the responsibility of the producers to separate the garbage.

There is a provision in Article 51 (th) of the Environment and Natural Resources Protection Act 2077 and Section 38 (th) of the Waste Management Act 2068 to impose fines.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has committed to categorize the affected locals of Sisdol and Bancherdanda landfill sites and their localities as waste sources from July 1.

Kakani village municipality of Nuwakot and Dhunibesi municipality of Dhading have agreed to dump the current garbage only till mid-July. However, they have warned that if garbage is not removed from the sauna and taken to the landfill site in the current style, the garbage will stop growing.

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