Kathmandu, June 23
The Kathmandu metropolitan city has said it will start fining people from July 17 if they do not segregate waste.
In a notice released on Wednesday, the KMC has said that people have to segregate their waste into biodegradable and non-biodegradable categories. People who fail to do so will be fined Rs 500.
The city government has time and again threatened that it will start fining people but has not done it to date.
The KMC believes that if waste is managed by the people who produce it, the city will not have a waste problem.
To help out, the city’s Environment Department says it will now send different vehicles on different days for the collection of degradable and non-degradable waste.
The KMC is having to do this as locals of Sisdol and Bancharedanda landfill have time again obstructed trucks from entering the area leaving Kathmandu full of waste.