The Dhaka City Corporation has taken up an intensified plan to improve collection of solid waste through the monitoring of primary-level waste collection by community-based and non-governmental organisations. Officials at the corporation said the daily garbage was still not dumped in the right place from where the DCC carried the waste to the landfill sites.

Lack of awareness remains a major problem in solid waste management as people in the city and municipal areas continue to dump wastes in an unplanned way. About half of the solid waste generated every day cannot be collected due to their unplanned and haphazard dumping, a major challenge for solid waste management, speakers said at the second Bangladesh Solid Waste Management Conference held in the Sonargaon Hotel on Monday.

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