It's rubbish!: Collection fee to go up 4x

It's rubbish!: Collection fee to go up 4x

Bangkokians may see their rubbish collection charge quadrupled from October under a bill pitched by City Hall.

The amendment was proposed by a Bangkok Metropolitan Council subcommittee during the council's meeting on Thursday.

The meeting was also attended by Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang and other executives of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Under the amendment, the fee would be divided into rubbish collection and disposal, as opposed to the current practice where only collection is taken into account.

In a dwelling where no more than 1 kilogramme of rubbish is collected every day, residents must pay 40 baht a month for collection and another 40 baht for disposal. Currently, residents only pay 20 baht for rubbish collection a month.

The subcommittee urged City Hall to receive the fees via e-payment and carry out a PR campaign about the new fees, due to take effect on Oct 1.

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Vocabulary

  • amendment: a change made to a law or agreement, in this case, to the constitution - การแก้ไขกฎหมาย ในที่นี้หมายถึงการแก้ไขรัฐธรรมนูญ
  • collection (noun): gathering; the bringing together that have been spread around - การเก็บรวบรวม
  • disposal (noun): getting rid of something, by selling it or throwing it away - การกำจัด
  • dwelling (noun): a house, flat/apartment, etc. where a person lives บ้าน, ที่อยู่, ที่พักอาศัย - บ้าน, ที่อยู่, ที่พักอาศัย
  • governor: a person who is chosen to be in charge of the government of a state or province or a government agency - ผู้ว่าการรัฐ, ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด
  • propose: to suggest an idea for a group to consider - เสนอ
  • quadruple: increase in size so that it is 4X larger -
  • rubbish: waste material or things that are no longer wanted or needed - ขยะ
  • subcommittee: a smaller committee formed from a main committee in order to study a particular subject in more detail - คณะอนุกรรมการ

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