We along with USAID/OTI have set up a program in Galle City to find a solution for Solid Waste management in the city with the corporation of Galle Municipal Council.
Tsunami Recovery – Waste management through Clean – Up Galle program was focused on “Cleaning – Up” the Galle district and helping the local authorities and citizenry of Galle to establish systems and techniques in order to ensure their waste is disposed in a hygienic and environmentally friendly way.
This program is consist of several activities such as, Awareness raising information campaign, Training on best practice, Shramadana clean-up effort and exposition, Distribution of garbage disposal bins within target communities and key public areas to promote concepts of waste management through reduction and sorting.
Additionally, this program is comprises of Series of planning meetings with local government authorities, community leaders in the selected locations, and private entrepreneurs in the field of reuse and recycling to formulate an action plan for sustainable implementation of solid waste management program in Galle.
This program attempted to address both physical and psychosocial aspect with regards to Solid Waste management. Awareness programs were planned before implementation of activities through training community mobilizing officers and house to house awareness.
This program has planned to implement in 5 following selected villages. Dadalla, China Fort, Kaluwalla, Galwadugoda, Thalapitiya.