Many of us now use the online top-up method or mPOS for recharging our mobile numbers. However, still many people use paper recharge cards and most of the used recharge cards make their way to dump. Most people throw away used old recharge cards after the amount is credited to their number. People usually buy them at a shop, use them and throw them. We have seen the cards make their way to roads, drains, and garbage. Instead of throwing, now people can earn money from those used cards. There is a new program where people can earn from old tobacco packets and old recharge cards.
Bagmati cleaning and Chakrapath or Ringroad cleaning are pretty popular programs that are trying to make Kathmandu cleaner. There are many contributors, volunteers, and organizations working for the betterment of the city. In the same goal of making the city clean, Mr. Lok Bahadur Tandon who is the coordinator of “चक्रपथ सफाइ अभियान” has introduced a new scheme where people can exchange trash for money. Basically, people can exchange older wrappers of tobacco and mobile top-up or rechange cards to earn money.
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Give Old Recharge Cards and Get Money
Mr. Lok Bahadur Tandon is the coordinator of the very popular Ringroad Cleaning Program or “चक्रपथ सफाइ अभियान”. He has been involved in cleaning the streets of Kathmandu and making the city better. In order to bolster the process and encourage people to dispose of garbage correctly, this new program has been started.
In this program, people can bring old recharge cards and tobacco wrappers and then get money for them. People can earn Rs 50 for 200 pieces of old recharge cards. People can also get Rs 100 for 500 old packets of tobacco-related products. This new scheme is to attract people towards cleaning Kathmandu, streets, locality, and city.
By no means we or the program is supporting the use of tobacco-related products. We advise you to stay away from them and we suggest not to consume them. Even though you may not use such products, you may find packets or wrappers on your street corners, roadsides, and drains. Thus if you are involved in the Kathmandu cleaning or Bagmati river cleaning program then you can submit them to make some money.
Also if you are an old school who uses recharge cards to top up your mobile, you can submit them and get some additional money to make calls to your friends. If you are a shopowner then it is even better because you may have lots of such used NTC recharge card and Ncell recharge card collected in your bin. In case you don’t have such old used Namaste recharge card or Ncell top-up cards, then start collecting next time.
Cleanliness Program and Recharge Card Submission Details
The aim of this program is to control pollution and manage waste. This program of exchanging or selling recharge cards waste and tobacco packets is symbolic because it encourages people to act better and collect waste. Like this program, we should all be careful with what we throw. We know that the current landfill of Nuwakot is at its saturation. So we should do our best from our side to reduce our footprint.
We should reduce degradable waste by converting them to compost and using the compost as fertilizer. Recyclable waste should be sold to scrap for recycling. There are many recycling and waste collection companies like Khaalisisi on digital platforms. By the way, it is a cool concept and other organizations should bring similar innovative ideas to help clean the city and inform the residents.
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As for the details of submitting the collected recharge cards and wrappers, we also don’t have much information. We wrote this information by referencing Karobardaily.com and that article doesn’t have information on the collection, submission location, and payment process. We tried to look a lot for the detailed process on the internet but we couldn’t find anything on the submission and selling process. We actually got a lot of queries regarding the process because people were genuinely interested.
As of now, if you want to sell your recyclable waste, there are some digital platforms for it. First, we advise you to give plastic waste to ragpickers because it helps them sustain their lives. Then for highly valuable waste like paper, copies, iron, steel, copper, and electronics, it is better to sell to local cycle roaming collectors. Then if you have a huge waste, it is better to talk with local roaming collectors or set an appointment with Khaalisisi because they are professionals. You can schedule pickup and decide to either sell or donate the recyclables from the Khaalisisi.com website.