Rugao development zone improves waste treatment to beautify environment
The Rugao Economic and Technological Development Zone in Rugao, Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province, has been ramping up efforts to improve its waste treatment system in order to create a pleasant environment for local residents.
A number of waste transfer sites have been built throughout the zone's villages and communities. Usually, garbage is collected by waste trucks and transported to these sites before all waste is compressed and transferred to the zone's central station, where the garbage is processed and then taken to the power plant for circular use.
After waste is moved to the zone's transfer station, workers will clean and sanitize all trash bins to keep the transfer sites neat and tidy, said Chen Xiu, an employee at Wanxin village's waste transfer site. The trash bins will be collected and placed in villages every afternoon, added Chen.
According to Chen Liu, an employee at the zone's bureau of urban management and law enforcement, three waste transfer sites have been built to date and another eight are currently under construction. More transfer sites will be added in the future.
The zone's central waste transfer station has a total of 15 waste compressor trucks that can transport at least 140 tons of garbage per day, said Chen Xiulan, a deputy director of the Rugao branch of Jubang Group, a service provider for the transfer station.