Shenzhen to Initiate Garbage Classification Program

Shenzhen to Initiate Garbage Classification ProgramShenzhen will begin piloting a garbage classification program in 500 locations, namely residential communities, restaurants, schools and industrial parks. The city urban management administration said that 60 percent of these locations will concentrate more on residential communities.

The program will ask residents and people to separate kitchen waste from domestic waste. Kitchen waste must be placed in special bins that the government will be funding and a garbage bag for kitchen waste that will be delivered every day.

The collected kitchen waste will then be transported by by government sanctioned institutions to prevent people from reusing the waste. The government will be installing special bins in the communal areas in residential communities that will be specially made to hold kitchen waste. The government is expecting to spend 750,000 yuan to implement the classification project in a residential community with 1,000 households.

Currently the city produces around 13,000 tons of domestic waste that requires treatment and the number is expected to increase to 19,000 tons by 2015. Officials will be releasing and adopting management regulation that will control kitchen garbage by the end of March as well as  fast tracking the construction of six kitchen waste treatment facilities.

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