With the Ghazipur landfill site unable to take in more waste, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to empty part of it in the next three years.
The site contains 46 lakh metric tonnes of garbage that will be segregated and used for generating energy.After three years, a plant for generating energy from solid waste will be built on the part of land that has been cleared.
Leader of the House in MCD, Subhash Arya said that the Planning Commission had approved the proposal to process the garbage at Ghazipur landfill site.
“After reclaiming the site, a plant for generating energy from solid waste will be set up. Garbage will be processed here and waste will be dumped at Jaitpur mines,” Arya said.
Spread across 31 acres and in operation since 1984, the Ghazipur landfill site has been full for the last few years.
The entire lot of waste will take about 10 years to empty and the operation will take Rs 25 crore.
As per the plan, the MCD will take 2,000 tonnes of garbage from the site daily and spread it on a concrete platform to dry.
“After this, it will be put on conveyor belts for recycling. It will go through magnetic separator and air density classifiers and ferrous metals, stones and plastic will be extracted,” Arya added.