Date: Aug 30, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Kaohsiung is to stop incinerating trash from municipalities that are in arrears of waste management payments in October, which could fuel a national garbage war engulfing municipalities with limited or no capacity to burn trash.
Kaohsiung has been processing garbage from other municipalities as it has four of the nation’s 26 incineration plants nationwide.
It raised a processing fee from NT$1,365 to NT$2,307 per tonne of garbage this year to reflect management costs, resulting in delayed payments by seven municipalities — Yunlin County, Taitung County, Nantou County, Changhua County, Penghu County, Kinmen County and Taichung — totaling NT$183.3 million (US$5.593 million). [FULL STORY]