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Trongsa starts to segregate waste at source

Surjaman Thapa, Trongsa
Sep 4, 2017

Trongsa District has begun segregating wastes at source starting this month.

To ensure sustainable waste segregation, the dzongkhag environment and municipal officials advocated residents on the importance of waste segregation.

Officials also visited residential buildings and segregated wastes into dry and wet. Dry waste includes plastics, metal, papers and wood while the wet waste refers to organic waste usually generated from kitchen.

Residents have welcomed the move.

“When we don’t segregate waste, people dump non-degradable and degradable wastes in one trash bin. This generate huge volumes of garbage,” said one of the residents, Sonam Tobgay, adding that if wastes are segregated, degradable ones can be used as manure.

Another resident, Ngawang Dendup said, “The government has spent so much in building separate landfills for biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes. Now its right time that we use the facilities.”

The Trongsa Dzongkhag Administration introduced segregating wastes at source after the recent completion of new dump yard.

“We are going to divide the wastes generated from the households into dry and wet and then provide separate garbage trucks to collect it,” the Environment Officer Tshering Yangzom told BBS.

Environment officials said if the residents do not comply with the rule, they will be fined.


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