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Authorities fine 607 in trash blitz

Shanghai’s urban management and law enforcement officials have imposed fines in 607 cases between July 1 and 20 for violating the city’s new household waste-sorting management regulations.

Among them, 329, or 54.2 percent, were related with failure to install garbage-sorting containers, and 43.3 percent were for failure to sort and dispose of trash correctly, the Shanghai Urban Management and Law Enforcement Bureau said yesterday.

Two cases regarded irregularities in collecting and transporting household garbage, and six were about randomly stacking household garbage, according to the bureau.

Another two concerned mixing construction waste with household trash, and four were over the failure to report household waste based on regulations. One was about collection and transportation company’s failure to establish record of household waste, according to the bureau.

In 62 cases, individuals were fined, the bureau said.

Shopping malls and office buildings had the worst performances in waste sorting, with an incidence of irregularity of 57 percent, followed by enterprises at 28 percent, the bureau said based on three-week inspections.

The incidence of household waste-sorting irregularity was 15 percent at residential complexes, 14 percent for hospitals, and 15 percent for schools and training institutions. The incidence was 28 percent at catering businesses, with 60 percent regarding mixed disposal of different types of trash, and it was 24 percent at hotels, 50 percent on mixed dumping.


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