Taipei and New Taipei accept each other’s designated trash bags

New Taipei’s trash bag price was lowered to NT$0.36 per liter, the same as that of Taipei

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(Taipei’s Department of Environmental Protection photo)

(Taipei’s Department of Environmental Protection photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei and New Taipei began to accept each other's designated trash bags on May 1, 2019, Taipei’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on April 29.

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-yi (侯友宜) reached a consensus on the issue of trash collection in bot cities at a meeting on March 11. Both agreed that New Taipei’s trash bag price would be lowered to NT$0.36 per liter, the same as that of Taipei, on May 1, and that designated trash bags or reusable shopping-turned-trash bags from each other’s city will be interchangeably accepted.

The policy became effective in both cities on May 1.

The DEP stated that residents of both cities can purchase designated trash bags or reusable shopping-turned-trash bags at convenience stores, supermarkets, or hypermarkets in either city wherever they find convenient.

(Taipei’s Department of Environmental Protection photo)