To relieve pressure from the existing sanitary landfill (SLF) sites in the city, which are already filled to their capacity, a new such site at Narela-Bawana Road would be made operational within a week.
The decision was taken as the existing sanitary landfill site at Bhalswa had become non-operational with four out of the five bulldozers out of order. These bulldozers flatten out the garbage. As the SLFs are filled to their capacity, these machines are used to flatten the garbage dumped by one truck to facilitate dumping by next truck.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), said 1,200 metric tonnes of garbage per day can be dumped here.
Alarmed at the present situation, mayor Rajni Abbi said they have decided to procure three new bulldozers on an immediate basis for levelling the solid waste at SLF sites.
"More bulldozers will also be purchased as per requirement by following tendering procedures.
With a view to ensure proper performance of the private operators in six zones, it was decided in our meeting to impose heavy fines and deduct tipping fees in case of default in removal and transportation of solid waste," said Abbi.
The city generates as much as 8,500 tonnes of garbage daily which is sent to sanitary landfill sites.
A meeting was held on Monday chaired by the mayor wherein it was decided to make a new sanitary landfill site operational.