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City programme separates organic, inorganic waste

Update: December, 16/2014 - 10:17
The waste was collected and transported to treatment plants in two different garbage trucks. — Photo petrotimes

HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City People's Committee has instructed authorities in six districts to separate solid waste at source into organic and inorganic for recycling.

Last year the programme was piloted in two residential areas in District 1's Ben Nghe Ward. Nearly 90 households had been given two rubbish bins, one with a green bag to dump organic waste and the other with a grey one for inorganic stuff.

The waste was collected and transported to treatment plants in two different garbage trucks.

Most participating households did as they had been asked, according to the District 1 Natural Resources and Environment Office.

The programme was set to be taken to Districts 1, 3, 5, 6, and Binh Thanh from mid-December, Nguyen Huu Tin, deputy chairman of the People's Committee, said.

Households in these districts will be provided with dustbins and instructions on solid waste separation.

Tin instructed the people's committees of the six districts to allocate funds for providing the dustbins and equipping garbage trucks to collect the separated waste for treatment. — VNS

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