Rubbish collected from Sai Mai, Thawee Watthana, Nong Khaem, Don Muang and Bang Khae districts is less than half of the usual amount.
Since the runoff raged into the capital, garbage trucks have been unable to make their rounds in many heavily flooded zones and mounting piles of garbage have further polluted the flood water.
To treat the water, effective micro-organism balls and liquid have been mixed in and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has recruited 915 volunteers to rake the refuse out of the flooded zones.
"We're trying to collect as much garbage as possible and we're trying to do it as fast as possible," BMA spokesman Wasan Meewong said.
The waste problem would get worse after flood victims return to their homes and throw out damaged stuff.
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