Kathmandu, Sept. 4 -- Nepal's capital stank for more than a fortnight before Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) decided to resume garbage collection this week with the Department of Roads agreeing to repair the route tothe Sisdole landfill site, 30km away.

Kathmandu's only landfill Sisdole has already reached its maximum capacity, and every monsoon the rains damage the access road to the site with the locals having to navigate in knee-deep sludge. The overpowering stench from theheaps of garbageis enough to make residents sick.

"Our water sources have been contaminated and farms are infertile. The road leading up to here is in a sorry state and yet the concerned people pay no heed," says Bimala Balami of Sisdole.

"From sunrise to sunset...