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Nine illegal trash trucks caught using City Hall’s incinerator

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20 hours ago, Redline said:

Who wants to start a trash company?  I’m all in

I believe, "garbage" is one of the professions reserved exclusively for Thais... After all, there's certainly enough of it here!!!!  :cheesy:

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On 1/18/2020 at 10:10 PM, Sydebolle said:

Illegal use of incinerators, paid for by taxpayers? What nonsense. 

 

I THINK the issue in this case is/was, the incinerator at the BMA's OnNut area garbage transfer station may be operated by a private contractor that the BMA pays based on the volume of garbage they handle...

 

So, when garbage trucks from a different province (Samut Prakan) start arriving and dumping their garbage there at the OnNut facility, it's the BMA for BKK and not the Samut Prakan province that ends up footing the bill for it.

 

From the BMA's perspective, BKK has plenty enough garbage of its own to handle... They don't really need other adjoining provinces to be dumping their garbage on the BMA instead of handling it themselves as they're supposed to.

 

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On 1/20/2020 at 12:24 PM, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I THINK the issue in this case is/was, the incinerator at the BMA's OnNut area garbage transfer station may be operated by a private contractor that the BMA pays based on the volume of garbage they handle...

 

So, when garbage trucks from a different province (Samut Prakan) start arriving and dumping their garbage there at the OnNut facility, it's the BMA for BKK and not the Samut Prakan province that ends up footing the bill for it.

 

From the BMA's perspective, BKK has plenty enough garbage of its own to handle... They don't really need other adjoining provinces to be dumping their garbage on the BMA instead of handling it themselves as they're supposed to.

 

Good point, thank you. So the governmental chiefs of Samut Prakarn cheat the governmental chiefs of Bangkok - well, time then to operate these facilities themselves and process any waste irrespective of (domestic) source.

A private operator makes money hence that could be the reason why that particular governmental obligation was outsourced! 

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48 minutes ago, Sydebolle said:

Good point, thank you. So the governmental chiefs of Samut Prakarn cheat the governmental chiefs of Bangkok - well, time then to operate these facilities themselves and process any waste irrespective of (domestic) source.

A private operator makes money hence that could be the reason why that particular governmental obligation was outsourced! 

 

The local governments apparently don't have the expertise to handle such complicated technical issues...

 

So they have to outsource and contract out to private operators....who then also fail to properly provide the services...

 

But at least, thru the contracting out process, there's plenty of opportunities for kickbacks and skimming...  So the real mission is accomplished...

 

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50 minutes ago, Sydebolle said:

Good point, thank you. So the governmental chiefs of Samut Prakarn cheat the governmental chiefs of Bangkok

 

I dunno if the Samut Prakan govt. or just some of their hired trash collectors were behind this little scam...

 

But Samut Prakan does have a legitimate garbage beef with Bangkok. As I understand the history of it, Bangkok province many years ago had some arrangement to transport BKK's municipal garbage to a BIG landfill in Samut Prakan...until it was finally filled and closed some years ago...

 

And, needless to say, it was never properly handled from an environmental end of things, and so now even many years later, they have big garbage fires there periodically as the methane gas catches fire, etc etc...

 

So these days, instead, as I understand it, BKK still exports most of its municipal garbage to landfills in two other nearby provinces.

 

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In case you ever wondered where all the garbage that BKK produces finally ends up....

 

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