Put into operation in 2007 by the Vietnam Waste Solutions Inc. (VWS), Da Phuoc has an area of over 30 hectares for burying waste. It is designed to process 10,000 tons of waste per day up to international standards. Da Phuoc receives and process 5,000 tons of garbage a day.
After years of operating, processing more than 8 million tons of waste, this landfill has been enlarged and has turned into a "mountain" of garbage.
Residents living in the surrounding areas have repeatedly complained about the serious pollution caused by Da Phuoc landfill.
People in Da Phuoc commune said they were looking forward to receiving compensation promised by the State, so that they can leave the commune for other areas to settle down.