Authorities in Hua Hin have been caught on the hop after the army at Thanarat Camp ended a 20 year agreement to allow their trash to be dumped in a landfill there.
Deputy governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan Chamaiporn Amphaijit held a crisis meeting with her refuse teams to discuss the situation after the Pranburi area was told the army would forbid dumping from July 1st.
New TV reported that Hua Hin generates an average of 170 tons of waste per day, sometimes as high as 190 tons.
The temporary solution to the problem is that the authority will transport the trash to a landfill operated in the Khao Yoi area by Ang Rungroj Co Ltd who charge 321 baht a ton for dumping on their 2,000 rai of land.
But that is 115 kms from Hua Hin so the administration there are after a more cost effective long term solution that will not be beset by red-tape difficulties in dumping trash across provincial lines.
The media said sources in the administration in Hua Hin are looking into the possibility of building a waste treatment plant that will convert the trash into electricity.