KASKI, Aug 11: The waste management issues that had arisen in Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) over the past two weeks were resolved starting Thursday, following a consensus reached between the metropolitan city and a struggle committee.
KATHMANDU, July 19: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued an interim order asking Kakani Rural Municipality of Nuwakot to not implement its decision to impose tax on waste management from the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, April 23: The federal government has sent two letters to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) saying that the metropolis has not fulfilled even the minimum responsibility in terms of waste management.
KATHMANDU, August 18: House of Representatives (HoR) members have expressed concern over the pressing issue of waste management in the Kathmandu Valley and sought the government's prompt response to address it.
KATHMANDU, August 15: The disposal of the Kathmandu Valley’s waste in Banchare Danda has resumed under police protection. Nuwakot police deployed a police team to provide security to the trucks carrying garbage from the capital to Banchare Danda.
KATHMANDU, August 15: The garbage in Baneshwar of Kathmandu has been picked up by the Youth Association Nepal, a sister organization of CPN-UML. On Monday, the garbage piled up on the streets of Baneshwar was picked up by the youth association.
KATHMANDU, July 30: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shresthahas claimed that the gangs and mafias are creating problems for the proper management of the waste in Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, July 17: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started separately collecting biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste beginning Sunday. For this, the metropolis has already published the schedule.
KATHMANDU, June 28: The collection of waste management of Kathmandu Valley will be affected today and tomorrow as the road connecting Sisdole and Banchare Danda — which has been filled with garbage — has to be cleaned.
KATHMANDU, June 10: Minister for Urban Development Ram Kumari Jhankri has said that small management centers should be found as an alternative to large landfill sites for waste management in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, June 9: CPN-UML leader Dr Bhim Bahadur Rawal has said that a state of garbage crisis has arisen in Kathmandu due to the lack of proper garbage management. Dr Rawal said so while participating in a discussion on various topics under the Appropriation Bill, 2079 BS in today's meeting of the House of Representatives.
KATHMANDU, June 3: Minister for Urban Development, Ram Kumari Jhakri has said that the Kathmandu Valley’s waste will be managed in a scientific way at the Banchare Dada landfill site. Stating that she is working for the waste management of the valley, Minister Jhakri said that waste management will be done in a scientific way in Banchare Dada.
The waste collectors can make a schedule for waste collection. They can collect only biodegradable waste on one day and non-biodegradable waste on another day. It will help in maintaining a proper waste segregation system; otherwise this becomes only a propaganda campaign. No formal municipal waste recovery and recycling programs are practiced at present.
ARGHAKHANCHI, Sept 24: The entrance of the district headquarters Sandhikhara has turned into a dumping site. Due to the lack of proper dumping space, the locals in and around Sandhikharka marketplace throw their wastes haphazardly at the entrance, calling it more a compulsion than a choice.
TANAHUN, Sept 18: When it was registered as a municipality 28 years ago, waste management was one of the major agendas of Byas Municipality in Tanahun. But even today, the municipality is yet to identify a landfill site.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliamentary Committee on Development and Technology has said that it will hold a comprehensive discussion with the concerned stakeholders to resolve various demands raised by local people around Sisdol landfill site at Bancharedanda in Nuwakot, which is under-construction.
KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Waste management companies, plastic collection centers and recycling factories in Kathmandu have halted their work since two weeks to protest against the government's decision to mandatorily register them under the Value Added Tax (VAT) system.
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.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A government-run project to manage waste from the Kathmandu Valley has failed to make headway for months. At the heart of the stalemate is the issue of managing 988 staffers of Kathmandu Metropolitan City working on waste management.
As Kathmandu residents we have all complained when the garbage truck misses its round and the bags of waste mount up along bends of the roads and empty spaces. Each of us are contributing bags of waste regularly, but what do we know about where it ends up or bother to be part of the solution?
Waste management is a huge problem in Nepal. Rampant and haphazard urbanization and unplanned waste management system often result in piles of garbage everywhere you look and that affects the country’s environmental health as well as the economy. Doko Recyclers is a social venture started to streamline the unsystematic waste management and work on (and make people aware about) recycling waste products. Their latest project Tatva Upcycle is a creative initiative that prolifically creates new products with creative designs out of discarded waste materials. Although it was introduced in late October this year via Doko Recyclers’ Facebook page, the Doko team had been working on making new useful things out of waste since its inception in July 2017.