Over 10,000 tons of waste generated in Seoul alone due to this torrential downpour.

At each flood recovery site, disused furniture and furnishings piled up like a mountain, so waste disposal took an emergency.

Reporter Park Ye-rin covered the story.


A residential area in Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul after heavy rain.

Mattresses and furnishings are scattered all over the place, and the work of moving worn out furniture to the waste collection vehicle is repeated.

A week later, the flood damage site was revisited, and water damage is still piled up on the streets.

[Kim Geum-soon / Gwanak-gu, Seoul: There are too many.

because there are too many

It's not just here.

i cleaned it all up

It 's a closet, and I can't even say anything, and I can't even say anything about the smell.]

Before being moved to a landfill or incineration plant, the flooded waste goes to a transfer site operated by the local government.

[Gu Office Environment Officer: (round trip) We were digesting that amount in about 9 times a day, but since the flood, we have been working on it almost twice, from 15 to 20 at most. In

the process,

more than 10,000 tons of waste generated in Seoul has accumulated, and the repatriation centers of local governments in flood-damaged areas are saturated.

This was originally a place for recycling waste.

However, as a lot of water damage is generated, it is being temporarily disposed of here.

As you can see, you can easily find waste such as sofas and mattresses.

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Before moving to a landfill or incineration plant, waste must be sorted by treatment method, but it is accumulating because there is no manpower to do the sorting work.

At this rate, the removal of waste from flood-damaged areas may be delayed, so countermeasures are urgent.