Hospital resembles dumping site

July 29, 2019 07:23 am

DANG, July 29: A heap of stinking garbage left unattended since days welcomes visitors of the Rapti Academy of Health Sciences in Dang district. Poor garbage management at the institution has badly affected the visitors and the patients alike.

Kathmandu has started to give off foul stench. Once again, heaps of garbage are seen lying on the streets, uncollected for days on end, leading to accumulation of more filth and garbage every other day.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Unbearable garbage stink has hit residents of Kathmandu Valley for the past few days.

Litter, litter, everywhere

June 28, 2019 08:25 am

Going out in Nepal means you have to be clad in layers of clothing, put on multiple face masks, and have your head covered in thick shawls. Yet you end up feeling like the dust and smell are getting into your pores.

SAPTARI, June 21: The collection of garbage at Rajbiraj municipality has been resumed after three days with the discussion and agreement between the workers and administration.

Coca-Cola has joined hands with Nepal Army, Nepal Mountaineering Association and Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) to collect garbage from Everest Region. Sundeep Bajoria, Vice President Operations, South West Asia at Coca-Cola, is in Kathmandu to participate in garbage handover program organized on the occasion of World Environment Day.

CHITWAN, June 1: Bharatpur Metropolitan City collects around 65 tons of waste on a daily basis. After collecting the garbage, the metropolis dumps it on the banks of the Narayani River. It has been nine years since the local unit has been dumping the waste on the river bank in ward 4.

MUSTANG, May 12: Muktinath temple area, a prominent religious destination for Hindus and Buddhists, is being polluted with garbage dumped by pilgrims and visitors. Heaps of waste around the area is left uncollected.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Around five tons of garbage has been collected from Mount Everest during a clean-up campaign launched by the Nepalese authorities with the help of the army since mid-April, ANI reported.

KATHMANDU, May 4:  A total of 31 metric tons of waste was recovered from Kathmandu Valley-based Rivers and Ring Road areas today.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The Kathmandu metropolitan city (KMC) has identified a new landfill site to dispose of garbage generated in Kathmandu valley during rainy season.

BUTWAL, April 6: On February 14, chief minister (CM) of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel, came to the streets and participated in a road cleanup program in Butwal, the temporary capital of the province. He did not only pick the garbage on the roadside but also got into the sewers. The team including the CM, high-level government officials, mayor and deputy mayor of Butwal Sub-metropolis participated in the cleanup campaign. Later, the collected waste was disposed on the banks of the Tinau River.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 3: Neglecting public health and environmental degradation, most cities of Province 1 have been disposing their waste out in the open. Despite being aware about the piles of garbage on the streets, alongside roads, rivers and other places, the local governments have shown no concern to solve the waste management problem which can possibly trigger an epidemic.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 3: As much as eight metric tonnes of garbage was collected from Hanumante river, Bhaktapur today under the Hanumante river clean-up campaign.

Waste continues to pile up in Muktinath

November 3, 2018 07:30 am

MUSTANG, Nov 3: Every day, thousands of domestic and international pilgrims throng Muktinath, the famous religious shrine in Mustang. In recent years, this place has evolved as one of the most preferred destinations for travelers. Various dignitaries such as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reached this site to see its mesmerizing beauty.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Three metric tonnes of garbage was removed from the river today as part of the ongoing campaign of cleaning the Manohara and Hanumante rivers even during the festival period.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court against the government demanding a mandamus to properly manage the garbage produced in the Kathmandu Valley.

The Ocean Cleanup, an ecologically minded tech startup, plans to gather up and recycle millions of tonnes of plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean.

BENIN, Aug 22: Garbage has never smelled so sweet for a small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas -- and cash.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has come up with a three-phase plan for solid waste management in the Kathmandu Valley where garbage disposal has become a herculean task due to the unavailability of space at the Sisdol landfill site in Nuwakot.

LAHAN, Aug 5: Two sister wings of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) joined hands to collect the garbage left to rot on the streets in Lahan Municipality of Siraha district. The garbage was left uncollected by the municipality for the past 18 days.

LAHAN, Aug 4: Leaving piles of garbage at almost every nook and corner of the city for the past two weeks, representatives of Lahan Municipality including the mayor have gone for an excursion. As the people responsible for resolving the waste disposal problem are currently on a visit, it is uncertain how long the locals of Lahan will have to deal with the garbage ordeal.

LAHAN, Aug 2: When the local elections were held last year after almost two decades, it had brought a new wave of excitement among the people across the country. Locals of Siraha too were hopeful that the elections would pave way for development and prosperity.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The problem for the management of Kathmandu Valley's waste is likely to recur in the next three months if an alternative to the existing disposal site was not sought immediately.

Garbage nuisance

July 26, 2018 08:24 am

KATHMANDU, July 26: The failure of the government and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to find a permanent solution for the management of the daily waste produced in Kathmandu has caused multiple problems in the capital city and the adjoining suburbs.

The trash was pushed onto Montesinos Beach by a recent storm, but environmentalists say the scene is becoming all the more common

KATHMANDU, July 16: The smell of rotting garbage is the new normal in Kathmandu Valley. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office's unpreparedness has left garbage heaps lying unattended on the roads and streets of the capital valley for over three weeks now.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Owing to packed Sisdole landfill site, it will take some more days for Kathmandu Metropolitan city to collect the garbage from the Valley. The garbage is not collected in the Valley for a month.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The weekly Bagmati River Clean Up Mega Campaign and other cleanliness campaign launched at the local levels in the Kathmandu Valley continued this Saturday too.

April 23: Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic.

KATHMANDU, Mar 17: A total of 52 metric tonnes of garbage has been managed from various rivers in Kathmandu valley and ring road today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: At least 35 metric tonnes of solid waste have been managed under the clean-up campaigns of different rivers and ring road clean-up campaign in Kathmandu valley on Saturday.

CHITWAN, Nov 5: Massive flooding this monsoon has polluted Chitwan National Park (CNP) by dumping piles of garbage. Plastic bags, bottles, slippers, shoes, clothes and even utensils are dumped within the park’s forest and water resources near the eastern side of Sauraha.

CHITWAN, Nov 56: Massive flooding this monsoon has polluted Chitwan National Park (CNP) by dumping piles of garbage. Plastic bags, bottles, slippers, shoes, clothes and even utensils are dumped within the park’s forest and water resources near the eastern side of Sauraha. Since the area is home to wild animals like rhino and elephants and many aquatic animals, the garbage is posing risk to their health.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: At least 58 metric tonnes of solid waste have been managed under clean-up campaigns of different rivers and ring road clean-up campaign in Kathmandu valley.

TIKAPUR, Oct 12: Locals of Tikapur Municipality have expressed disappointment over the municipal authority for dumping garbage in a dolphin conservation area.

NUWAKOT, August 3: The obstruction by the locals of Okharpauwa in disposing of the solid waste generated in the Kathmandu Valley has been removed for the time-being.

NUWAKOT, August 2: Local people have created obstructions in dumping waste at Okharpauwa landfill site in Nuwakot. The locals today morning stopped pickup trucks carrying waste from Kathmandu valley from downloading.

KATHMANDU, July 11:Each family in Kathmandu district will in future have to pay Rs 219 per month for garbage collection, according to  the Investment Board Nepal (IBN).

KATHMANDU, July 8: As high as 38 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley today.

KATHMANDU, June 24: As much as 35 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and the ring road areas of the Kathmandu Valley Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Over 28 metric tonnes of garbage were collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley today.

MUGU, June 11:  Lack of proper management of waste materials, garbage and human feces in various pasturelands of eastern Mugu is not just giving rise to environmental pollution but is also affecting the health of Yarsa collectors.

KATHMANDU, June 10: As high as 46 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 3: As high as 40 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 20: As high as 42 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from various rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 22: As high a 37 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from major rivers and ring road area in the Kathmandu valley on Saturday.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 15:  At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured when a massive mound of garbage collapsed on part of a poor neighborhood near Sri Lanka's capital during festivities to mark the local new year, officials said Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Is anyone throwing garbage into Bagmati river? Beware! You may be caught and booked.

ILAM, Oct 30: The Fikkal Bazaar is donning a hideous look with the delay in the completion of a landfill site, construction of which the Suryodaya Municipality in Ilam started two years ago.