Mumbai civic body sends notices to 3,084 societies to start composing waste by October 2
The BMC has claimed to have reduced the garbage reaching the dumping grounds daily by 1,100 metric tonnesmumbai Updated: Aug 06, 2017 01:24 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 3,084 housing societies/commercial establishments to start segregating and composting wet waste by October 2.
Then the civic body will not pick up the wet waste from their complex. In his last monthly meeting, civic chief Ajoy Mehta had ordered that housing societies producing more than 100kg wet waste daily or having an area of more than 20,000 square metres will have to segregate waste and also install waste processing units in their compound.
A civic official said they are writing to the housing societies to inform them about the October 2 deadline. The official also said that BMC plans to write to more housing societies about the same. “If these 3,000-odd housing societies itself start composing wet waste, then close to 1,345 metric tonnes of waste will be reduced from going to the dumping grounds. This will also bring down BMC’s waste-transport budget by 25%,” an official said.
Of the three dumping grounds in the city — Deonar, Mulund and Kanjurmarg — only the latter has facilities of scientifically processing waste. Deonar and Mulund have to be shut as they have already reached their saturation point.
Meanwhile, with its various initiatives to improve the city’s poor waste-management techniques, the BMC has claimed to have reduced the garbage reaching the dumping grounds daily by 1,100 metric tonnes. As compared to 2016, when BMC picked up close to 9,000 metric tonnes of garbage daily , officials have claimed that the figure has come down to 7,900 metric tonnes of garbage picked up currently.