Ho Chi Minh City will expand the classification of waste by households to 24 districts across the locality.

At a meeting on November 12, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Tin said each district will select a commune or ward to implement this activity.

To make waste classification a habit of families, local authorities should work together to make effective communication plans, he added.

The programme has been piloted in District 6 since March 2007, in Binh Thanh district since June 2013 and District 1 since August 2013.

Local people were provided with two-compartment trash bins and plastic bags to classify organic and inorganic garbage, helping facilitate waste treatment and save the money.-VNA