Three projects will soon be launched to control garbage collected in the Colombo Municipal Council area. According to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, 700-800 metric tonnes of garbage is collected by the CMC on a daily basis and gets dumped at different locations.
The first project for garbage control involves a private company. Supporting this project, the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation has allocated a 10-acre land in Muthurajawela to commence the recycling process.
Until the project is in full swing, a garbage dump in Muthurajawela is now getting shifted to Aruwakkaru in Puttalam. However, the project awaits approval from wildlife authorities.
A second project to recycle refuse at the Karadiyana Piliyandala garbage dump has been identified and awaits Cabinet approval. The Government is also expecting fresh tenders to recycle garbage collected from Gampaha and Colombo in general as the third project. According to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, a two-year period has been earmarked to complete these three projects. (AH)