KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Waste collection in the Kathmandu Valley remains suspended for over a week due to obstruction of the people along the Pasang Lhamu Highway en route to Sisdole in Nuwakot.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Waste management of 18 local governments in the Kathmandu Valley has been stalled since February 13 due to obstruction caused by local people.

CHITWAN, Feb 11: Bharatpur Metropolitan City has received technical and financial support from the Government of the Republic of Korea for waste management.

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.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Kathmandu Valley’s waste management has been impeded for the past six days because of the obstruction from the people of Sisdole, Nuwakot.

The Covid-19 pandemic can be an opportunity to transform Nepal’s waste management sector right from the household level to ensure long-term safety of all concerned.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is searching for a temporary dumping site after it could not complete the construction of its permanent dumping site within the designated time.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Managing the city waste has posed extra challenge to Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

Garbage at entrance of Sandhikharka

September 24, 2019 09:25 am

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.

Riverbanks filled with garbage in Tanahun

September 18, 2019 08:55 am

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.

DHADING, Sept 3: Road-side shops along the Prithivi Highway in Dhading district have been dumping garbage directly in the Trishuli River, which is popular for white water rafting.

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.

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

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: When the passersby look at the Bagmati River from the Shantinagar Bridge, all that they can see is a huge pile of solid waste being swept away by a brown colored 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.

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.

CHITWAN, Sept 13: The Bharatpur Metropolitan City (BMC) and a South Korean waste management company here today have signed a MoU for the effective wastage management in the BMC.

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.