MCs decide not to collect unsorted waste
September 29, 2016 03:17 pm
The Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils today said that all the Municipal Councils in the country have decided to refrain from collecting garbage unless they are segregated from November 01, 2016.
The agreement was reached during discussion held this morning (29) with the participation of the Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Faiszer Musthapha, Secretary of the Ministry, Kamal Padmasiri, all the Municipal Commissioners and other officials.
Therefore this decision will apply to all residences, shops, schools, hospitals and state institutions, the ministry said.
Disposed waste should be segregated under three categories as biodegradable waste, non-biodegradable waste and plastic/glass.
During the discussion, it was uncovered that Municipal Councils have had to face various difficulties with waste management due to irregular waste disposal.
Minister Faiszer Musthapha had also stated that steps will be taken to strengthen the Environmental Police to strictly implement the law against individuals who dispose of waste on the roadside.