The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has asked the city residents to adopt waste management techniques at the local level. A meeting was held in Regency Park II condominium by the MCG authorities on Sunday. Officials of the MCG met several residents and exhorted them to adopt localised management techniques and set up small waste treatment plants.
The meeting was held in collaboration with the citizens’ forum Green Gurgaon to find a lasting solution of two separate issues of indiscriminate dumping of malba (C&D waste) and handling of daily waste that is generated from homes. Residents of Windsor Court, Regency Park-2, Hamilton Court, Central Park 2, Wellington, Laburnum, Silver Oaks and Ridgewood actively took part in the discussion.
In response to the Teaser Campaign organised by Green Gurgaon on May 1, in which more than 300 residents participated, the MCG confirmed that all work related to clean up of C&D waste from the Sunset Boulevard from hotel Le Meridien to the Golf Course Road intersection and from Hotel Bristol to Ghata Chowk would commence from June 1.
A barbed wire will also be put up along the periphery of the Aravali forest area to act as a deterrent for trolleys dumping the waste indiscriminately on roadsides and on the forest greens.
Rohit Yadav, joint commissioner of MCG, said that a landfill will be identified off the old Gurgaon area, away from local habitation, where all waste will be dumped.
“We will allocate smaller plots of 500 – 1,000 sq. yard across Gurgaon where such waste management plants could be set up to convert kitchen and garden waste to compost so that only the solid waste remains to be dealt with, either for recycling or incineration or as landfill,” said Yadav.
MCG is also willing to shoulder the cost involved in setting up of such decentralised plants. “Residents should start segregating wet and dry waste in their homes and the system could be tweaked in such a way that those households, who segregate waste, will be the only ones eligible for pick up by the waste lifters,” said Yadav.
“This is the first program of its kind that is being planned and its success could pave the way for a new partnership and cooperation between the government authorities and the residents,” said Neeraj Seth, Green Gurgaon.