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BMC finds 182 illegal dumping sites in city

There are 183 illegal dumping sites in the city, the municipal corporation found during its zero-garbage week. In addition to clearing these dumping sites, which were created by local residents for their convenience, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to fine those who throw garbage there.

mumbai Updated: May 12, 2011 01:25 IST
Bhavika Jain

There are 183 illegal dumping sites in the city, the municipal corporation found during its zero-garbage week. In addition to clearing these dumping sites, which were created by local residents for their convenience, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to fine those who throw garbage there.

The corporation also plans to activate its field staff to catch such offenders.

As part of its zero-garbage week, from May 2 to 8, the BMC had collected waste from all community dustbins and also 2,499 metric tonnes of additional waste.

The maximum waste - 200 metric tonnes - was collected from D ward, which includes areas of Malabar Hill, Tardeo and Grant Road, while residents of Santacruz (H-east ward), Andheri (K-east ward) and Byculla (B ward) are found to be more inclined towards cleanliness as less trash was collected from their community dustbins during the drive.

"Through this exercise we will evaluate if more trips and extra manpower are needed to lift garbage and keep the city clean," said MM Adtani, additional municipal commissioner.

Matunga, Borivli, Mulund, Chembur-Mankhurd and Fort were some of the areas where the BMC found more garbage.
Civic officials said, during the zero-garbage week, workers from the solid waste management department used to collect the waste across the city.

During this week, all 280 municipal vehicles and 820 private vehicles that collect garbage were pressed into service.