Garbage separation businesses in the On Nut area, where the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s waste disposal plant is located, remain undaunted by approaching floods.
“Every bit of what you see here represents money, so I can assure you 100% that the owners of these waste separation sites will not let floodwaters wash away their revenue,” said Samarn Saeng-ngune, the owner of a waste separation site at On Nut Soi 84.
“All the waste will be kept within their walls.”
Since two other garbage transit yards in Bangkok, located in Nong Khaem and Sai Mai districts, were cut off by floods, more than 75% of waste in the capital, including hazardous material from hospitals, has been transported to On Nut. This has prompted public concerns about floodwaters threatening On Nut in Prawet district, where hundreds of waste separation businesses are located, spread over sois 80, 84, 86 and 88.