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Municipal Waste Management(Waste Treatment Division)

I. General Conditions
     In 2019, Taipei City processed an average of 2,163 metric tons of general waste and general industrial waste per day (not including dirt and culvert sludge). Taipei currently has three municipal waste incinerators in Neihu, Muzha and Beitou, and one sanitary landfill in Shanzhuku. The rate of proper garbage disposal has reached 100%, and the waste incineration rate has been 99.23%. Due to limited space and a dense population, there is little land for waste disposal. To solve this waste disposal problem, the policies based on reducing quantity, processing of resources and pluralistic processing were adopted. With the Trash Per-bag Fee Collection policy, the quantity of garbage was reduced by64.14%, and the resource-recycling rate has increased to 64.42%. Recycling of kitchen waste is also promoted to further reduce the quantity of garbage.

II. Important Measures and Duties1. Promote recycling of kitchen waste and use of end products.
2. Complete facilities (including warm water swimming pools) at Neihu, Muzha and Beitou Incinerators to benefit and contribute to local residents around the incinerator.
3. Closure and restoration of Fudekeng Sanitary Landfill and completion of Fudekeng Restoration Park.
4. Complete Neihu and Muzha Incinerator dioxin improvement project. The City's three incinerators have complied with national dioxin emission standards. Their fly ash was solidified and landfilled before 2011. Now the fly ash is pre-wash treated to produce cement.
5. Follow-up supervision of the Fudekeng Landfill and Shanzhuku Landfill has already been contracted out to the operators who will recycle and reuse the methane generated by the waste.
6. Provide subsidy to local residents concerning waste incinerators and sanitary landfills
7. Provide assistance to the ShanZhuKu Sanitary Landfill Monitoring Commission and Taipei City Garbage Incinerator Supervisory Commission
8. Garbage sampling and analysis and establishment of a long-term garbage databank for Taipei City
9. Commission of monitoring and analysis of environmental quality at Shanzhuku Landfill; monitor, control and improve environmental quality and safety at the site
10. Commission of recycling and reuse of incinerator bottom ash and fly ash.

III. Future Prospects
   “Zero Landfill, Total Recycling” is the ultimate goal in waste management, and the Department of Environmental Protection, Taipei City Government has planned for the recycling of household kitchen waste, incineration of fly ash and reuse of other non-consumable waste, so as to fully recycle all resources and waste. More effective waste reduction and recycling measures are continually being discussed and tested in order to reduce the impact of waste on the environment and wildlife.