Sorting out Phuket Town
PHUKET: Phuket Town residents will soon benefit from a new rubbish collection system as part of a wider project to reduce and separate waste on the island.
Saturday 27 August 2011, 09:39AM
The first part of the project will see 155 houses and stores, plus 15 restaurants, separate their weekly rubbish into wet, general, and dangerous waste. A collector will then pick up wet and general waste at 8am and 8pm daily, while dangerous garbage will be collected monthly.
Phuket Municipality officials met with representatives of Phuket’s private sector last Thursday (August 18) to launch the rubbish collection plan. The Municipality has already introduced similar systems along Thalang, Dibuk, Phang Nga, Ratsada and Krabi Roads to help protect the environment.
The Rotary Club of Phuket South and Old Phuket Foundation are also assisting in the project.
Phuket Town Deputy Mayor Thavorn Jirapattanasopon said the aim to significantly reduce and separate waste in Phuket Town would only be a success if everyone participated.