by: Yeh Tzu-kang, Chen Chun-hua, Wu Hsin-yun and Y.F. Low
Taipei, June 28 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday urged various groups in Yunlin County to work together to resolve the county’s garbage disposal problem, after a local city announced it was partially suspending garbage collection services due to an inability to dispose of the waste.
Yunlin is unable to dispose of its own garbage because the county has no operational garbage incinerators.
Although a incinerator was built in the county’s Linnei Township in 2005, it never started operations because of a controversy over the project’s environmental impact assessment.
As a result, Yunlin is dependent on other counties and cities to help it incinerate its garbage, which they do on condition that Yunlin takes back 1.8 tons of ash in exchange for 1 ton of garbage incinerated.