Nongprue moves to outsource garbage collection

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Director Surapon Krimprasert plans to hire a private trash hauler to serve Nongprue Zone 1.
Director Surapon Krimprasert plans to hire a private trash hauler to serve Nongprue Zone 1.

Nonprue is preparing to solicit bids for a private contractor to take over garbage collection in the sub-district.

Public Health and Environment Director Surapon Krimprasert said May 10 that the municipality, which currently collects its own garbage, would hire a private trash hauler to serve Zone 1 of the sub-district as a test to see if it can get out of the garbage business altogether.

Nongprue currently owns 13 garbage trucks, but can only run 11 of them due to equipment and staffing problems. The sub-district’s personnel budget won’t allow it to hire more garbagemen.

So the municipality plans to spend 10 million baht to hire a contractor for a trial run this year and, if successful, hopes to outsource all its garage needs eventually.