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34 local organisations approve disputed garbage-burning plant

By Kasem Chanathinat 
The Nation

 

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Thirty-four local administrative organisations have agreed to the Nakhon Ratchasima Municipality Council’s proposal to hike the fee for garbage disposal from Bt300 per tonne to be Bt400 per tonne.

 

The council meeting on Friday was told that all local administrative organisations in Muang district, as well as some from Chokchai, Chalerm Phrakiat and Non Sung districts, sent a total of 420 tonnes of garbage daily basis to the 3rd Garbage Disposal Centre. As the facility’s capacity of disposing garbage was only 230 tonnes, it led to the 440,000 tonnes of cumulative garbage, sending a foul smell to disturb nearby communities, said Mayor Surawuth Cherdchai. 

 

Having implemented various other measures to reduce garbage, such as a campaign to separate trash before disposal, or even temporarily suspending the centre from being allowed to accept garbage, the municipality which runs this facility asked for help from the Second Army Region, he said. 

 

The Second Army Region thus allowed the municipality to use its 50-rai (8 hectares) plot of land as a temporary garbage-burial site and its 153-rai plot to build a Bt2 billion garbage-fuelled power plant as a public-private joint project with a 20-year concession period, he said.

 

The council meeting was told that it was necessary that the garbage disposal fee be hiked to Bt400 per tonne and would move up in parallel with the inflation rate to help cover garbage management expenses and fund the planned garbage-fuelled power plant. The council attendees then voted to approve the fee hike.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30325544

 

 
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Just look at how countries like UK and local councils how they deal with 'garbage' and 'so called garbage'.

Road side trees when trimmed go straight into the truck pulled cutter the the cuttings used for the parks r sold on to compost / chippings sellers.

 

Any and all garbage can be collected at the roadside or taken to the local council site where it is all recycled, even glass etc.

 

Here the plastic could be, if not re-used, be converted into new recycled items.

 

I am not sure about reclaiming land from the sea in Singapore unless this is using rubble from demolished buildings.

 

Locally the rubble from private housing and government built buildings, such as a small keep fit park, are all slowly filling up one of the two, what were sweet water underground spring fed ponds.     The rubble including old local authority water company drainage pipes are being dumped then bulldozed into the pond.   Once the first is filled it will cause flood waters to back up and flood a medium sized pig farm.     This farm totally flooded last year causing the slurry soaked area around the farm and stored slurry to run in to the pond.    It was dead for almost a year, even algae didn't survive for long.    When the second pond is filled it will cause flooding in nearby rice paddies.

 

As for the newspaper part quote below, experience often shows that what was temporary becomes permanent, for a price.

"The Second Army Region thus allowed the municipality to use its 50-rai (8 hectares) plot of land as a temporary garbage-burial site"

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I worked on a garbage power plant in Holland (commissioning a 18Megawatt turbo alt).Nothing was wasted ,the garbage was sorted automatically into plastics ,metal and organic materials.So at the back end of the plant the organic material was stockpiled and became fertiliser,all the metal was sold as scrap and the rest was burned in the furnace and generated Electricity.This was back in 1994 and lots of plants like this have been built so it should be perfectly feasible to build the same here.Oops this is Thailand!!!!!

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On 9/7/2017 at 9:31 AM, boilerhouse said:

I worked on a garbage power plant in Holland (commissioning a 18Megawatt turbo alt).Nothing was wasted ,the garbage was sorted automatically into plastics ,metal and organic materials.So at the back end of the plant the organic material was stockpiled and became fertiliser,all the metal was sold as scrap and the rest was burned in the furnace and generated Electricity.This was back in 1994 and lots of plants like this have been built so it should be perfectly feasible to build the same here.Oops this is Thailand!!!!!

If you ever suggest anything like that to them, they would get angry and flustered. Reason being technology is a word unheard of and all those strange concepts must be something you made up to make them lose face. Where I live, the village has 35 town houses. None of them have a mailbox. Somchai does not know how to handle registered mail either.Their face showed surprise when we moved in and asked for a proper mailbox after some mail were mishandled. A mailbox , just like any other technology, is completely unheard of!

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"Their face showed surprise when we moved in and asked for a proper mailbox after some mail were mishandled. A mailbox , just like any other technology, is completely unheard of!"

I think I must be missing something here. HomePro, Global House & most larger hardware type stores SELL mail, letter boxes. Our local post office sells 2 or 3 different sizes of mail box. This post office isn't in a metro area, we're out in the sticks.

Here in the village we get mail delivery 6 days a week. Also get weekly garbage collection in small compactor type truck. Oh, about no technology, we recently had fiber cable installed. Have to admit we had to wait for 6 homes in the village to request the fiber cable to be installed, but hey, that's just economics.

If your answer to the original post is a reflection of your attitude, maybe that's why they get angry & flustered ???

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