(July 29, 2020) Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the BMA, revealed that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has organized an activity called “appointment for disposing and collecting large waste” to promote disposal of large or bulky waste on Saturdays and Sundays in all 50 districts. Large waste collection service will be rotated in densely populated communities or housing areas to facilitate waste disposal for the general public free of charge. This activity has been held from June 14, 2020. It is found that, in June 2020, the total number of large or bulky waste from 50 districts all over Bangkok metropolitan area is 350.97 tons which can be reused about 110.65 tons or 31.53%. Top 3 districts with the highest amount of large or bulky waste are Nong Khaem District (19.82 tons), Saphan Sung District (19.00 tons), and Chatuchak District (15.70 tons).
For the overall performance from October 2019 to June 2020, the total number of collected waste is 3,328.83 tons. Among this, 957.92 tons are reusable which account for 28.78%. Some of the large or bulky waste, such as furniture, electric appliances, or other wastes, are still in good condition and can be reused. the BMA will gather all these waste at the learning center of each district for repairing and reuse, for example, furniture and bicycles. The waste will be transformed into other things, for example, to turn used tires into planters or turn planters into composting bins for fertilizers. This is a part of BMA efforts in reducing waste in Bangkok under the concept of 3R which refers to Reduce Reuse and Recycle and decrease the problem of littering in rivers, canals, and moats which can block drains and the drainage system.
In this regard, the BMA requests for public participation in disposing large or bulky waste or unused household items at the disposing point at date, time, and place specified by district office. All 50 district offices in Bangkok will issue timetable for collecting large waste and publicize to the residents via website of BMA’s Public Relations Office at www.prbangkok.com, www.facebook.com/prbangkok/, https://twitter.com/pr_bangkok, and www.bkknowconnect.com/ as well as via BKK Connect application.