Hazardous industrial waste like thinners, solvents and used oil are allegedly being dumped in and around Gurgaon, flouting pollution norms.
An industry body has raised the issue with the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC).
“The contaminated waste oil is being thrown in the sewage system which is polluting the water and soil,” alleged Amina Shervani of the Manesar Industries Welfare Association (MIWA).
While the state pollution control board has authorised two waste management companies — Gujarat Environment Protection Infrastructure Limited and Gurgaon-based Lubri Sales — for recycling waste oil, reportedly a major part of it being sold to junk dealers and not to the authorised recyclers.
Reportedly, they are also refilled in oil jars of branded companies and sold in market across the NCR.
“If sold to genuine recyclers, the industrial units have to pay more which reduces the margin of their profit. A lot of them, therefore, indulge in non-compliant practice,” alleged a senior official of a waste oil recycling company.
Pradeep Yadav, regional officer, Gurgaon, state pollution control board, said that the department will take action if such a practice is brought to its notice.
Hamveer Singh, DGM, HSIIDC, however, didn’t confirm the practice.
“There is a need for awareness among industrialists on how to dispose their hazardous waste and we will support and guide them into this,” he said.