The solid waste management is one of the many challenges at Kirtipur Municipality. However the local community of Panga, Kirtipur has come up with solution to tackle this problem. The Environment Protection Society, Panga has established a compost production center at Ajaya Marg with support from PRISM project, Practical Action.
The machine installed at the center can process 25 kilograms of organic waste in 15 minutes. Once the waste is processed, it is stored in trays for a week maintaining moisture. Later the compost is dried, packaged and sent to market.
The inauguration program was organized on 24 April 2014. On the program various delegates and guests from Practical Action, Kirtipur Municipality highlighted importance of collaboration between community and Municipality to sustain this initiative.