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Koh Samui mayor wants garbage producers to pay more if they produce more garbage

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Koh Samui mayor wants garbage producers to pay more if they produce more garbage

 

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SAMUI: -- The mayor of Koh Samui has suggested that one of the ways to solve the chronic garbage problem on the resort island is to strictly enforce the law making people who produce the garbage to pay for its disposal in proportion with the amount of garbage.

 

Mr Ramnet Jaikwang admitted that, with an average of 150 tonnes of garbage being produced each day, the existing landfill on the island would no longer be able to absorb the garbage unless the amount of rubbish produced each day is substantially reduced.

 

The Koh Samui is spending two baht to dispose each kilogramme of garbage or 300,000 baht a day, he said, adding that the campaign to instill an awareness about garbage separation and about not producing too much garbage has received limited cooperation “because those who produce garbage such as the tourism operators and households think that since they have already paid their monthly garbage disposal fees, it is the responsibility of the municipality to get rid of the garbage.

 

The mayor pointed out that, at present, hotels – whether they are big or small – pay the same amount of garbage disposal fee – that is 2,000 baht per month.

 

But he said he would like to have a law to make people who produce more garbage to pay more while those who produce less, pay less. “If tourism operators are made to pay tens of thousands of baht garbage disposal fee per month, they may start separating garbage,” he added.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/koh-samui-mayor-wants-garbage-producers-pay-produce-garbage/

 
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Is this a new Light Bulb that is installed? Dispose of it where bright spark? Land fill ?

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Good luck with that. In our village most homes prefer to simply burn or throw their rubbish away rather than pay the 20 bht a month collection fee.

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Perhaps handling the current problem of being unable to get rid of rubbish already collected should be handled first. Charging more for more rubbish sounds good but may lead to more fly tipping. I am more concerned they struggle to effectively keep what is mainly a big fire going.

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Why not spend the money they already collect repairing or renewing the incinerator?

 

Ad what difference will rubbish separation make if there is (a) no separation bins at source, (b) it is all dumped in the same black bags on the same landfill.

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Ummmmm.....

Pay more for what? 

Buy more canvas to cover the mountain of crap?

Fix the bloody incinerator.

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where we are the biggest problem is the farangs.  Many own and rent out 10 to 50 million baht properties to groups producing loads of garbage but very very few pay for refuse collection.  They just pass the problem on to others by getting their staff to fly tip.

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Separation at source is essential.  Composting is desirable.  But above all the reduction in the use of plastics is the main factor here.  Unless they reduce the use of plastic bags, trays etc then everything else is just pi..ing in the wind.   As for "landfill management" 55555 not too any international standard on this planet.

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Here in BKK our takeaway restaurant uses only cardboard packages which can be recycled easy by nature itself, it becomes compost.

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Expensive Garbage

This could just turn out as a loada Rubbish :coffee1:

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...and how many family members of the mayor are in the "garbage disposal" business? The guy should have done his job before and stop companies from dumping. But in that case there would've not been any money involved... 

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How many people posting criticism here pay the gabage tax?

 

If everyone who produced the garbage (and then illegally dumped it) were to pay the tax, maybe we would not be in this situation? I have some neighbours who have lived here for over 15 years and they still refuse to pay the tax. They bitch about the garbage that their staff dump on the road side though.

 

Maybe all posters should include a copy of the monthly receipt?

 

Here is mine for me and some of my neighbours.Garbage receipt.jpg

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2 hours ago, edwinchester said:

Good luck with that. In our village most homes prefer to simply burn or throw their rubbish away rather than pay the 20 bht a month collection fee.

 

The problem is not the Thais. It is the foreigners who live here and the tourist/businesses.

 

I suspect that you do not pay the tax on Koh Samui if you think that it is 20 baht per month. That was years ago.

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