Supermarket slapped with US$4,350 fine over improper trash sorting

It is the biggest fine so far since July 1 when the city's new domestic garbage management regulations went into effect.
Supermarket slapped with US$4,350 fine over improper trash sorting
Ti Gong

Officials check garbage bins at the NGS supermarket.

Supermarket slapped with US$4,350 fine over improper trash sorting
Ti Gong

Dry trash is seen inside the bin for hazardous trash. 

An NGS supermarket in Qingpu District has been fined 30,000 yuan (US$4,353) for failure to sort garbage despite a warning by district urban management and law enforcement authorities -- the biggest fine so far since July 1 when the city's new domestic garbage management regulations went into effect.

The supermarket on Gongyuan Road was found dumping dry trash such as packaging paper into the container for wet garbage by the Xiayang urban management team of the Qingpu District Urban Management and Law Enforcement Bureau on Monday.

Dry trash was also found inside a container for hazardous waste, according to the bureau.

Officials issued a rectification notice to the supermarket on the scene, demanding it fix the problem immediately.

However, in the team's second inspection, mixed dumping was still found, and the supermarket was fined 30,000 yuan.

Enterprises can be fined up to 5,000 yuan if they fail to have correct trash bins in place and refuse to rectify, and up to 50,000 yuan if they fail to sort waste and refuse to fix the problem, according to the regulations.

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