Residents of Okharpauwa in Nuwakot district Sunday obstructed dumping of garbage at the landfill site in the west-north of the capital. The locals picketed around 18 trucks heading from the capital carrying waste at Kauti VDC, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) said. KMC began to pick up the wastes--accumulated for the last one week--from today after the heaps of garbage started to give off awful smell in the city. KMC Chief Dinesh Thapaliya said that the garbage dumping was obstructed by different people with various demands.

Singapore: Once there was a dirty bit of sea next to the world's busiest port here. Today it is an island where birds nest and people play, though the entire island is made of rubbish. You wouldn't know unless you were told. There's no sight or smell at Semakau landfill to indicate it is the last depository of Singapore's garbage. The corals and all the animals of the beach have been fooled too

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Giovanni Marchitelli has something to show Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi when Italy's leader arrives Wednesday: a month's worth of garbage piled next to his pizzeria. Marchitelli, 64, hopes that Berlusconi will force local officials to solve the continuing problem due to full landfills, or his family's pizzeria will be out of business. "We can't stand to work anymore because of the garbage smell," he says. "People won't stop and eat because of the garbage."

The participants of a seminar held here on Thursday called for properly disposing of the solid waste besides recycling the same for obtaining energy. The seminar, titled "Waste disposal and management" was jointly organised by Solid Waste Management Association of Pakistan (SWMAP) and Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak EPA). Dr Klaus Frike, head of department, waste management, and Dr Florian Kolsch, technical expert, Tube University, Germany, addressed the seminar.

Waste management company Greenstar has opened a new Euro 20m recycling facility in Bray, County Wicklow. The site will divert 135,000 tonnes from landfill every year and features an automated dry mix recyclables line to automatically separate aluminium and steel cans, paper, cardboard and plastics. Greenstar says the facility will be able to process 25,000 tonnes of commercial and household waste a year.

Civic bodies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region could soon start sharing landfill sites to create environment friendly dumping grounds, thereby reducing the requirement of land for garbage. "Two to three civic bodies can possibly have a landfill site in common where they can dump their garbage, however the land will be only for bio-degradable waste," Metropolitan Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad said. The sites would be earmarked for certain civic bodies on the basis of their geographical proximity to the landfills.

Cutting across party lines, Sanguem residents on Friday joined hands to strongly oppose the acquisition of large tracts of fertile land in Uguem for the proposed garbage treatment plant of Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC). Criticizing the notification for land acquisition process issued by Under Secretary Revenue Department D M Redkar for acquiring the land, Sanguem MLA Vassudev Meng Gaonkar argued that the land acquisition procedure was arbitrary and had no basis.

The Fatorda Block Congress Committee led by PCC general secretary Vijay Sardessai called on Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat and KTC Chairman Reginaldo Lourenco to unequivocally voice the opposition of the local Congress against any attempts to dump garbage for land filling near the KTC bus stand.

Mayor Gavin Newsom is competitive about many things, garbage included. When the city found out a few weeks ago that it was keeping 70 percent of its disposable waste out of local landfills, he embraced the statistic the way other mayors embrace winning sports teams, improved test scores or declining crime rates. Workers sort plastics at the San Francisco Recycling Center. The city, with 7,800 tons of waste a day, keeps 70 percent of it out of landfills. Mayor Gavin Newsom is shooting for 75 percent. But the city wants more.