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2019-07-31 | 公共電視

Trash Piling Up in Lishan Following Road Damage|雨斷中橫便道 福壽山轉運站堆650噸垃圾

After heavy rains damaged a shortcut on the Cross-Island Central Highway in mid-May, there was no way to transport trash off the mountain. In the close to two months since, the volume of trash at the trash transport station on Fushou Mountain has reached 650 tons. Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen inspected Lishan recently and activated NT$1 million in reserve funds to remove the trash. However, local groups say a trash collection station should be set up instead. They also say the "trash doesn't touch the ground" policy should be adjusted.

An excavator piles more trash on top of the mini-mountain of existing trash. This is the trash transport station of famed scenic destination Fushou Mountain. Local guesthouses say it is peak tourist season and tourists are making the problem worse.

(Tourists) are consumers. They buy a shaken beverage, and the cup becomes trash.

The Lishan area produces 12 tons of trash a day during peak tourist season in the summer, and 8 to 10 tons a day in low season. The station has a capacity of 800 tons. Over 650 tons of trash have accumulated since torrential rains damaged a Cross-Island Central Highway shortcut in mid-May. The city government has considered removing the trash through Yilan, but had to scrap the idea due to the exorbitant cost.

(The Taichung City Government) and Lize (in Yilan) discussed it, using (Yilan's) fee schedule (for outside municipalities). It would have cost over NT$2,000 (per ton).

As Lishan is part of Taichung, the trash has to be transported to Taichung's Houli Incineration Plant. At present, only 12 tons of trash make it off the mountain a week while more trash keeps piling up. Local groups say people are now throwing their trash in the ravine along Provincial Highway 7A.

If there were a trash collection station there, (local residents) could bring four or five days' worth of trash there and the garbage truck could pick it up directly and transport it to the collection station at Fushan Farm (instead of having residents discarding their trash indiscriminately wherever they want).

Local groups say garbage trucks can only use Provincial Highways 7 and 8 and can't always reach Lishan. In addition, the "trash doesn't touch the ground" policy is making things worse because residents aren't always free during trash collection time. The city government says it will use NT$1 million in reserve funds for trash removal and it will consult with local residents about supplementary measures.

滿滿的垃圾堆的跟小山一樣,怪手還在繼續堆高,很難想像,這裡是知名景點梨山的福壽山垃圾轉運站。當地民宿業者也說,現在暑假旺季,遊客雖然來了,卻也帶進不少垃圾。

當地民宿業者表示:「(遊客)在當地,也有消費,買個飲料,手搖杯,買個飲料,都會製造很多垃圾。」

梨山地區暑假旺季一天有12噸垃圾量,就算是淡季,平均一天也有八到十噸。而轉運站的最大容量是八百噸,但從五月中開始,台八線臨37便道因為豪雨中斷,讓垃圾量暴增到650噸,幾乎面臨滿載。市府也曾考慮下山道路較穩定的宜蘭,但每噸處理費用高出超過兩倍,財政無法負擔。

台中市環保局主祕 商文麟表示:「(台中市府)跟(宜蘭)利澤那邊做溝通,按照它們(宜蘭對外縣市)收費標準,就認定梨山是外縣市的廢棄物,進到利澤焚化廠去焚燒,所以必需要收到,(每噸)兩千多塊錢處理費用。」

由於梨山屬台中市轄區,還是得運到台中的后里焚化爐處理,但每週往山下送的只有12噸.速度無法消化現有垃圾量.在地民間團體實地走訪,台七甲線附近的山溝,到處都是隨意棄置的垃圾,直說是政策需要調整。

台中市農業觀光發展協會理事長 羅進玉表示:「如果那裡有一個垃圾集中點,我(當地居民)可以,四天、五天的垃圾集中了,再帶到集中點去放置,垃圾車來之後,就可以直接載往福壽山農場集中(免除亂丟)。」

在地團體指出,垃圾車只行駛在台七線和台八線的主要幹道,但大梨山地區屬於偏遠山區,垃圾車不一定都能行駛.加上垃圾不落地政策,居民無法趕上清運時間,導致垃圾問題嚴重。市府表示,將動用100萬預備金協助清運,也會和居民研議配套。

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