Residents of Fukang community dispose their garbage with the help of garbage sorting supervisors and volunteers. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
Suzhou New District in East China's Jiangsu province has implemented new household garbage sorting procedures, local media reported on March 24.
After a thorough investigation, the district has decided to establish garbage houses to replace scattered garbage cans and required local residents to take out their garbage at a fixed time.
A total of 878 garbage houses are expected to be built in 263 residential communities throughout the district this year. Seven communities have already finished construction on the houses, eight are currently building them, and the remaining communities have designated the location of the new garbage house.
The district categorizes household garbage into kitchen garbage, construction garbage, bulky garbage, and landscape garbage, each of which is expected to be transported in a different vehicle to a different treatment plant.
Each of the three household garbage treatment plants in the district are capable of treating 400 tons of garbage per day. Two of them will soon begin operating and one will start construction in June.
Eight kitchen garbage disposal stations with a daily capacity of 3.9 tons have also been introduced in rural areas, serving 72 villages.
In addition, another garbage disposal facility for bulky and landscape garbage will begin operating this year with a daily capacity of 50 tons.
Fukang in Fengqiao subdistrict is a pilot community for SND's new garbage sorting procedures.
The community has removed all garbage bins and established two garbage houses equipped with four garbage bins for different types of garbage, handwashing sinks, and hand dryers.
Residents are required to deliver their garbage to the house between 6 am and 9 am or between 6 pm and 9 pm, and garbage sorting supervisors and volunteers will check whether they have properly sorted their garbage. If not, they will teach them how to sort it properly.
The garbage will then be transported to corresponding disposal plants twice a day, and kitchen garbage will be transformed into marsh gas and organic fertilizer.