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NEPCEMAC have observed that only mixed waste is
put out for collection by these HHs.
Other problems include the shortage of labour,
financial limitations and a lack of vehicles. Additional
obstacles are the poor institutional set-up of
government organisations and the lack of a clear policy
for encouraging private sector participation. In order
to minimise the generation of organic waste from the
central zoo complex at Jawalakhel, a composting plant
of capacity 1ton/day has been implemented
(NEPCEMAC, 2008 data). Similarly, there are
composting and vermicomposting facilities at
Handigaun and at NEPCEMAC's central office at
This NGO is conducting periodic educational campaigns
and awareness programmes in various schools and
communities. They have established a scheme for the
collection and safe disposal of dog carcases - a person
bringing in a dog that has died because of an accident
or from other cause is paid NRs.50 by the NGO as an
incentive (NEPCEMAC, 2008 data). NEPCEMAC has
established a paper recycling plant at the Siddartha
Vanasthali Institute area of Kathmandu (NEPCEMAC,
2008 data). They are also raising awareness by
composing songs that promote good waste-related
behaviour, every Friday from radio station - Metro FM
94.6 MHZ. NEPCEMAC has also invested in the
production of a television serial 'Sabhyat'. NEPCEMAC
Overall process (Lalitpur case)
has definitely achieved its goal regarding effective waste
collection and recycling.
Conclusions and lessons learnt
Information from various sources backs up observations
made during a field visit that this NGO encourages proper
waste management - composting, vermicomposting,
recycling etc. It is also creating jobs (more than 255 in
LSMC) for low-income groups of the society. NEPCEMAC
has received support from local residents who are
willing to pay for door-to-door collection for solid waste.
NEPCEMAC claims to have worked with the government
to define and develop the role of the private sector role
in urban solid waste management. Its practical approach
and the self-financing nature of the operation are
important targets for other NGOs to aim at. NEPCEMAC
has become one of the best examples of an NGO working
in urban solid waste management.
Replicable best practice
NEPCEMAC has made an inspiring contribution to waste
management in several urban areas of Nepal. Its awareness
campaigns for HHs and schools are impressive. Similarly,
waste collectors from NEPCEMAC are encouraged to recycle
waste because they are officially allowed to keep any
income they receive from the sale of recyclables.
Street sweeping
and door-to-door waste
Door-to-door collection
From Collection points
Transporting waste by tippers,
tractors with trailers, and rickshaws
Disposal or transfer
Dumping of waste on
the Bagmati river bank
Unloading waste into
allocated containers
Main person in-charge: Mr. Laxmi Ghimire
Partner contact: Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, Pulchowk
Phone: +9771-5529341