Inauguration of the categorized garbage collection program will be held this morning at the President’s House under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Secretary of the Ministry of Provincial Council and Local Government Kamal Padmasiri stated that all Municipal Councils have decided to collect properly classified garbage as degradable and non-degradable.
Police have been instructed to take legal action against those who violate the proper process of garbage disposal from today with the support of the tri forces.
Meanwhile, the public is requested to make complaints, regarding offenders to the Police Environmental Division on 119 or 011 - 2 58 71 24, 011- 2 59 31 11.
Ministry of Provincial Council and Local Government projects that garbage collection from urban areas will be reduced by 50 to 60 percent.