KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY ENVE 401

Scrap Dealers at Banepa Valley

By: Bishal Bhari Keshab Pyakurel Bikash Timalsina Roshan Dahal Ritesh Khanal Jagrit Bhusal Puskar Thapa ENE 4th year To: Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal Depatment of Environmental Science and Engineering

2 Febuary 2012

Kwopashi and sometime even Kathmandu. and middlemen. Waste forms all over the district are brought to the Banepa. Also these dealers have huge potential in buying waste even in large amount.000. The waste collected is finally sold to the recycling industry. The population was 15. It is located in Kavre District.98% per annum. etc. The municipality covers an area of 6.D). 3R principle comprises of the Reduce. of households in Banepa is estimated to be 385. Every year 300 to 400 new houses are built in Banepa. Formal secor consist of government. NGO’S. The different type of recyclable waste the scrap dealers of Banepa deals in are as follow   Bottels Iron . Thus there is a growing market for the informal sectors in scrap dealing.S (1981 A. Informal sector comprises of the scrap dealer. 3. The current population is estimated to be 21. There are various ways of the waste collection. 26 km east of Kathmandu valley. Old and useless vehicles are also bought by the scrap dealers. Panauti. Big vehicle are often paid 2 lakh to 3 lakh rupees. legislation etc. Introduction to Recyclable Waste Recycling of the solid waste is based upon the 3R principle. Recyclable waste in Banepa Municipality Banepa Municiapality being the heart of the district dominates the recycle waste market of the district. The population growth rate of Banepa is 2. Recycle and the Reuse of the solid waste. Recyle and reuse of the waste is done by the informal actor of the 3R principle. Reduce part of the solid waste is enforced by the formal actor of the 3R principle. jeep are often paid uto 50. Introduction to Banepa Municipality Banepa Municipality was established in 2038 B. attractive price are offered by these competitors. Due to the large competion amoung the seven scrap dealers.822 according to the 2001 census. The household minor waste is collected by the scavengers.5 sq km which is divided into 11 wards. The inorganic waste from dumping site are also collected by the scavengers and brought to the scrap dealers.000 rupees. Waste are brought and sold from Dhulikhel. So scrap dealing of banepa doesn’t reflect only on the recyclabe waste of the Banepa. scavenger. Small vehicle like car. The no.1. recycle company. 2. Waste like beer bottels are also sold by the hotels and resturant in large amount. On supply the waste are bought from the seller as well. In south-asia it is estimated that 20% of the generated waste is recycled.

Different recyclable waste with the estimated quantity according to the owners is as follow. III. V.Wine .   Paper Plastic Almunium can 4.whisky. Beer bottles and aluminium can is sold in per piece. VI. There are seven scrap dealers in the Banepa at present: I.Kavre S. 1 Name of the Waste Amount(KG) per Month 1134 5000 35 1225 400 Bottle(Beer+other bottles*) 2 Iron 3 Aluminium can 4 Book&Copy 5 Plastics utansils Note : *Vokda.N. Scrap Dealer Scrap dealer refers to the people who buy the used waste of the people and then sell it to the recycling industry. VII. Composition of Recyclable Waste Composition varied according to the scrap dealers. Banepa Kawadi Store Mahachandi Kawadi Pasal Jodinder Sah Kawadi Pasal Banepa Kawadi Pasal Sajan Kawadi Pasal Jay Lal Chaudari Kawadi Pasal Bharat Sah Kawadi Pasal 5.Rum. IV. Banepa Kawadi Store: Name of the owner : Sizo Prajapati Adress : Banepa-6. the weight is assumed to be 35 gram per can. Weight of the bottle is asumed to be 225 gram on average and for the aluminium can. II.

Rum.Mahachandi Kawadi Pasal: Name of the Owner : Sidhi Kaji Shahi Adress : Banepa-5.Rum.Kavre S.Rum.N.N.Kavre S. 1 Name of the Waste Amount(KG) per Month 708 4000 63 1800 Bottle(Beer+other bottles*) 2 Iron 3 Aluminium can 4 Book&Copy 5 Plastics utansils Note : *Vokda.whisky.Kavre S.whisky. 1 Name of the Waste Amount(KG) per Month 135 1500 60 300 200 Bottle(Beer+other bottles*) 2 Iron 3 Aluminium can 4 Book&Copy 5 Plastics utansils Note : *Vokda.N.whisky. 1 Name of the Waste Bottle(Beer+other bottles*) 2 Iron 3 Aluminium can 4 Book&Copy 5 Plastics utansils Note : *Vokda.Wine Banepa Kawadi Pasal: Name of the Owner : Sanu Kaji Shahi Adress : Banepa-5.Wine Amount(KG) per month 7000 - .Wine Joginder Shah Kawadi Pasal: Name of the Owner : Joginder Shah Adress : Banepa-5.

Total: S.Rum. 3.N. 1 Name of the Waste Bottle(Beer+other bottles*) 2 Iron 3 Aluminium can 4 Book&Copy 5 Plastics utansils Note : *Vokda. 2. 1 Name of the Waste Bottle(Beer+other bottles*) 2 Iron 3 Aluminium can 4 Book&Copy 5 Plastics utansils Note : *Vokda. 5. 4.Wine Bharat Sah Kawadi Pasal Owner of this scrap dealer was out of the nation thus the data was not available for this store.Rum.N.whisky.Wine Jaylal Chaudhary Kawadi pasal: Name of the Owner : Jaylal Chaudhary Adress : Banepa-10.Saajan Kawadi pasal: Name of the Owner : Saajan Shrestha Adress : Banepa-5.Kavre S. Name of the Waste Bottle(Beer+other bottles*) Iron Aluminium can Book&Copy Plastics utansils Amount(KG) per Month 2787 30500 308 2925 3400 Amount(KG) per Month 1000 150 200 200 Amount(KG) per Month 810 12000 1200 800 .N.Kavre S.whisky. 1.

Bottels occupy 7%. papers 7%. Recycling of the inorganic waste is well practiced in the Banepa Municiplity. 2787 Kg. .Book & copy. Thus the scenario of scrap dealing in Banepa Municipality shows the prospect of the recyling in Nepal. 7% Aluminium can. 7% Iron.5 tons of the iron is collected and sold and it occupies 76% of the scraps. 3400 Kg. aluminium can 1% and plastic and utensils 9% of the scrap. In the country like Nepal such clean industry can serve in the sustainable development of the nation. It has also employed a lot of people and provided raw material to many other recycling industry. 308 kg. 9% Bottle(Beer+other bottles*). 6. It has directly and indirectly employed a lot of people. 76% Waste Composition of Scrap Dealer Thus the Iron was found out to be the largest part of the waste composition being the the easily available product with high selling value. 2925 Kg. 30500 Kg. 1% Plastic utansils. 30. Conclusion The recyling part of the 3R philosophy is being followed in the Banepa.

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