The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will from February impose fines on those who do not sort out their rubbish properly and those who dispose of waste outside of the allocated time slot previously outlined by the municipality.

Deputy municipal governor Huot Hay made the warning during in a meeting on rubbish and solid waste management on January 14.

He said hygiene agents at each commune in the capital have to strengthen their duties in the run-up to the fine enforcement.

“From this February, Phnom Penh authorities will start enforcing [fines] according to law and regulations in place. The authorities will refer to court those who dispose of solid waste without sorting out wet waste from dried waste, and those who dispose of rubbish outside their time slot,” Hay said.

Separately, Daun Penh district authorities collected waste from riverside area across from the Night Market in Phsar Chas commune to the Phnom Penh-Arey Ksat ferry port near Koh Pich and NagaWorld integrated resort to improve the beauty of Phnom Penh.

The authorities called on the public to put their rubbish in the bin and avoid littering.

“We do this to remind people who come to relax in public places along the riverside to participate in keeping the environment clean by putting rubbish in the bins there,” said the district administration.