Xi­a­men fur­ther im­proves garbage sort­ing with pi­lot sta­tion

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Xi­a­men, in Fu­jian prov­ince, has taken mul­ti­ple ef­forts re­cently to im­prove garbage sort­ing, in­clud­ing launch­ing the pi­lot oper­a­tion of a new garbage compressin­g and trans­fer sta­tion in Au­gust.

The new Houkeng waste com­pres­sion trans­fer sta­tion, which re­places the pre­vi­ous one that ran for al­most 20 years, has started its pi­lot run in re­cent days, and it is ca­pa­ble of compressin­g 1200 met­ric tons ev­ery day, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by Xi­a­men Evening News, a lo­cal news­pa­per.

The first phase of con­struc­tion on the sta­tion has fin­ished, and the fol­low­ing phase is ex­pected to start by the end of Au­gust.

Once com­plete, the city will be able to in­crease its to­tal ca­pac­ity for compressin­g and trans­fer­ring garbage to 4000 met­ric tons per day, it said.

The sta­tion usu­ally col­lects the garbage from the city, and then com­presses it into large bulk por­tions that get trans­ferred out of the city for fur­ther pro­cess­ing, which has been an im­por­tant link in garbage pro­cess­ing, it added. Xi­a­men has al­ways been rec­og­nized in the coun­try as a pi­lot city for garbage sort­ing and pro­cess­ing.

In the quar­terly rank­ings, re­leased by the Min­istry of Hous­ing and Ur­ban-Ru­ral Devel­op­ment, Xi­a­men has ranked at the top in the re­cent four con­sec­u­tive quar­ters.

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