POPULATION: 57,089 (Jan, 2023)
SIGNED DECLARATION: 11 January 2023
MAYOR: Mr. Wanchai Prinyasiri
CITY CONTACT: Mr. Soonthorn Thongsom
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://www.songkhlacity.go.th/
Songkhla City Municipality is situated in situated in Bo Yang Subdistrict, the cape between Songkhla lake with High Seas Side (Gulf of Thailand), covering an area of 9.27 sq.km. Most areas are coastal plain, slope from High Seas Side to Lake Side, the outline of areas as small long cape along south to north to the sea. There is beautiful and clear Samila Beach. Songkhla Municipality is a historical city and center of Thai, Chinese, Muslim, and western cultures. There are a variety of tourist attractions, both natural attractions and historical sites, including local products.
The heavily urbanized Songkla Municipality, with 74,797 inhabitants, currently generates 34,805 tons of solid waste per year. Although, there is no exact schedule time for waste collection service, the municipality provides residents with daily service, collecting 33,185 tons/year. A remaining 1,343 tons of unmanaged waste is retained in the environment per year. The municipality sorts 4,057 tons/year for recovery, while the remaining 29,405 tons/year is sent for final disposal at Ko Taeo Sub-District. Informal waste pickers also sort an additional 227 tons/year at the dump site. Plastic leakage is influenced by infrastructure and behavior practices in the different stages, from generation and collection to sorting, transportation and disposal. The most signification leakage influencers are represented by formal collection.