Ecogreen to use separate bags for ‘toxic’ domestic waste
Hazardous domestic waste includes batteries, kerosene, pesticides, medicines, phone chargers, bulbs, and tube lights, MCG officials said.Updated: May 08, 2019, 02:14 IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has directed Ecogreen, its concessionaire for door-to-door collection of waste, to use separate collection bags for picking up hazardous waste from households to ensure it are not mixed with other waste, officials said Tuesday.
MCG officials further said that they have directed their concessionaire to place the collected domestic hazardous waste in separate spaces in both the garbage collection vehicles and waste transfer stations and subsequently hand it over to the representatives of a biomedical waste processing company recruited by them for scientific treatment and disposal of the waste.
Hazardous domestic waste includes batteries, kerosene, pesticides, medicines, phone chargers, bulbs, and tube lights, MCG officials said.
MCG officials further said that Kuldeep Singh, assistant engineer, sanitation wing, would be responsible for providing materials such as bags to collect waste and protective equipment to handle the hazardous waste as per the prescribed solid waste management rules.
“All sanitary inspectors have been given direction to apprise the general public about segregating waste into wet, dry and hazardous categories before handing it over to the representative of the concessionaire that collects waste from their doorstep. This will ensure that hazardous waste is not mixed with wet waste, which can be utilised for composting purposes, and dry waste, which can be recycled,” SS Rohilla, public relations officer of the municipal corporation, said.