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PHUKET CITY: Phuket City Municipality has launched an initiative to solve some of the island’s waste woes with the addition of 400 pairs of mobile garbage bins around town, allocated to the areas in town deemed to have the densest population.

Each pair comprises a light-blue bin for organic waste and a green bin for general waste. A budget of six million baht was used for the project, divided between the distribution of the bins and advertising the new initiative around town on billboards and leaflets urging people to separate their trash the right way.

Prachum Suriya of Phuket City Municipality said that the garbage bins have been installed throughout Phuket City at Yaowarat Rd, Narisorn Rd, Thepkrasattri Rd, Surin Rd, Luang Por Rd, Montri Rd, Damrong Rd, Rassada Rd, Thalang Rd and Phang Nga Rd.

Existing garbage trucks will be used to collect waste disposed of in the new twin bins.

Municipal officers will be trained in what constitutes organic waste so that they can then pass this knowledge on to residents, added K. Prachum.

 

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