The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Sunday has covered piles of garbage at the transfer station of Teku with plastic after pouring Jeevatu (a mixture of different kinds of beneficial microbes required for agricultural farming found in natural conditions in Nepal, developed by the Nepalese Farming Institute-FNI).
After the garbage at the transfer station could not be transported at full capacity after the roads to Banchare Danda landfill were damaged by rains, Jeevatu was spread over the garbage, said Engineer Sunil Lamsal, a member of the secretariat of KMC Mayor Balendra Shah.
He added that the garbage collected from the city and stored at the transfer station was covered to decrease the visible unpleasantness and foul odour. The locals near by the station would be affected less after the garbage was covered. They had been working on decreasing the amount of garbage at the station by transporting it, said Lamsal.
Even though KMC had been trying to make the transfer station empty, lack of technical capacity of vehicles, technical and social problems related to landfill sites had resulted in garbage being left at the transfer station from time to time.
KMC has been working on to avert the unpleasant view and foul odour. Earlier, it had tested the process of spreading micro bio-positive bacteria into the garbage to remove the foul odour.
The transfer station spreads in 1.9 hectare of land in Teku. Out of that, 1.5 hectares of land is used for parking the vehicles used for waste management and transport. The metropolis is trying to reduce the negative impact of garbage by creating green gardens in the rest of the land, said Lamsal.
Source : TRN,