Some 30,000 Bedouin to Get Garbage Collected for First Time

With NIS 40 million allocated, Environmental Protection Ministry hopes to end practice of burning of trash, which causes ecological and health problems.

The government approved on Sunday a first-of-its-kind plan for regular garbage collection from a number of Bedouin communities in the Negev. The plan, formulated by the Environmental Protection Ministry, allocates NIS 40 million over the next five years for garbage collection and recycling.