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szdaily -> Important news -> 
SZ MAY REMOVE DUSTBINS ON EACH FLOOR OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
    2018-02-28  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE city’s new garbage classification rules were released for public consultation Sunday. The draft rules require residential estates to remove trash bins from each floor of the residential buildings and ask residents to drop their garbage off at designated sites.

According to local media reports, around 18,000 tons of household waste was generated in Shenzhen per day in 2017. The existing garbage classification rules couldn’t meet the needs of garbage disposal under the current situation.

The new rules specify different requirements for garbage classification in homes, companies and public places. Kitchen waste from restaurants should be classified as such, while wet markets and supermarkets are required to classify their fruit and vegetable garbage, and parks should sort out plant garbage.

According to the rules, residential estates should remove trash bins from each floor of the residential buildings and ask residents to drop their garbage off at designated sites, which is a way to supervise residents and punish those who violate the garbage classification rules.

Some residents are in favor of this approach, but a larger number of them believe it is a bad idea. “This is an improper and unrealistic approach,” one Weibo user wrote online, adding that the corridors in the residential buildings will become smelly if the trash bins are removed.

Another Weibo user said that such an approach would cause inconvenience to him because his family has to dispose of kitchen waste after they have a meal, meaning that they would have to go downstairs to drop off the garbage three times a day after the trash bins are removed.

According to the rules, government agencies, enterprises and social organizations are responsible for training their employees on garbage classification, or they will face a penalty of 50,000 yuan (US$7,600).

Individuals and organizations will be punished if they fail to fulfill their duties in classifying household garbage. Their misbehaviors will be recorded in the social credit system and they will be restrained from participating in government procurement activities.

Violators can choose to pay the penalty or receive training after breaking the rules, but they can’t go to the trainings more than twice. Individuals who violate the rules will face a penalty between 500 and 2,000 yuan, the rules say.

The city government is also planning to set up a charging system to collect garbage disposal fees from residents.

According to the reports, residents in Taipei pay garbage disposal fees based on how many packs of garbage they drop, and Hong Kong is also mulling a similar policy.

(Zhang Yang)

 

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