BMA replaces existing solid trash bins with transparent plastic bags

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now replacing its existing solid plastic trash bins with transparent plastic bags at all main streets after a pipe bomb exploded in a solid trash bin on Ratchadamnoen Avenue injuring two city cleaners.

The order to clear the solid trash bins from busy streets, particularly where tourists visit frequently, was made by Bangkok governor Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang as he considered solid trash bins allow perpetrators to drop suspicious objects in.

He ordered them to be replaced by transparent plastic bags with stands that could be seen through.

Now city cleaners are collecting solid trash bins and replacing them with see-through plastic bags on major busy streets, and places where foreign tourists live and visit, such as Khao San road.

But not all solid trash bins will be replaced as there are over a million trash bins in the city.

He instructed that during this period especially during the Songkran festival, trash bins in areas having high risk for terrorism will all be replaced.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)