City buys more trucks, bins to deal with garbage men­ace, ex­ec­u­tive says

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

City Hall has bought 20 bin skip­pers, 17 new garbage trucks and will add 51 more to its fleet in three months to man­age the garbage prob­lem in the cap­i­tal.

En­vi­ron­ment ex­ec­u­tive Peter Ki­mori yes­ter­day said the county has also set aside Sh50 mil­lion to re­pair bro­ken down trucks and is spend­ing Sh60 mil­lion a month in pay­ing garbage con­trac­tors.

“Our aim is to have 210 trucks in three years. We want each ward to have at least two trucks so that we de­pend on our own,” he said.

Ki­mori said the county has ac­quired a com­pactor, bull­dozer and ex­ca­va­tors to man­age waste at the Dan­dora dump­site. This will in­crease the waste yard’s life­span by five years, he said.

The 30-year-old dump­site is full and Ki­mori said the county gov­ern­ment has hired a con­sul­tant, through the Euro­pean Union and the World Bank, to carry out a fea­si­bil­ity study on how the waste can be re­cy­cled.

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