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Study of solid waste management in Dya-kuu community, ward no. 10 in Kirtipur, Nepal
Pratik Bajracharya, Seema Karki, Prakash V Bhave, Rupesh Maharjan, Arnico K Panday, Wu Ning

Last modified: 2017-09-12


With rapid urbanization comes gradual increase of municipal waste, but inefficient waste management service has led to dumping of waste in informal plots (public and private) along with waste burning. Public Private Partnership (PPP) for waste management exists in Kirtipur municipality; however, some communities are deprived of waste collection service due to oligopoly of private waste collectors. Dya-kuu community, despite being peri-urban area with 34 households (HH’s), have been neglected and deprived of waste collection service. As a result, households in Dya-Kuu area dump and burn household waste in informal dumping plots which is usually a private land. This study explores key issues for current waste management in the Dya-Kuu community and viable solution as an alternative. The study used focus group discussion and household survey method to understand the current waste management practices and how communities opt better waste management in future. Burning of waste was practiced by 68 % whereas 38% opted for dumping in two informal plots. Only 4 HH’s currently subscribed to waste collectors from neighboring site. Also our survey result revealed that communities unsubscribed from waste collection because of sudden hike in price of waste collection, whereas waste collectors mentioned that steep and narrow roads, untimely payment resulted in the unwillingness of waste collection service and increase in the price of collection.

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