Phnom Penh residents report cleaner streets under new garbage collection companies

A Mizuda Group worker collects garbage along a street in Chaktomuk commune, Daun Penh district, August 17, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Phnom Penh residents have reported a marked improvement in the city’s garbage collection services after the government revoked former waste management company Cintri’s exclusive contract and selected three new companies to help clean up the capital. But some say there is still room for improvement. It has been a month and a half since the […]

New garbage collectors begin service as more than 1,000 Cintri workers struggle with layoffs

Cintri workers collect garbage along a street in the Chamkar Mon district of Phnom Penh, July 8, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Many of the 1,000-plus workers in Phnom Penh laid off last week from waste management company Cintri say the days since have been a struggle to find new jobs in the industry amidst what some say is discrimination against union members.

Public waiting to see whether new garbage collectors can clean up Phnom Penh

Mizuda workers start their first day collecting garbage in Phnom Penh's Prampi Makara district, July 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Three new waste management companies started their trash collection duties in Phnom Penh on Thursday after the government revoked former waste management company Cintri’s exclusive contract in the capital.

Waste collectors on strike as City Hall reviews Cintri’s contract

About 1,000 employees of trash collection company Cintri have been on strike for four days to demand benefits as City Hall reviews the company’s exclusive garbage collection contract for the capital, with the protest causing waste to pile up in the streets.