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Gurgaon: MCG to extend door-to-door waste collection service to all wards by March 31

Depending on the plot sizes of their houses, the residents will be charged anywhere between ₹50 and ₹100 for the service.

gurgaon Updated: Jan 29, 2018 23:41 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times
As part of this service, sanitation workers collect waste, segregated into wet and dry waste, from residents’ homes every day.
As part of this service, sanitation workers collect waste, segregated into wet and dry waste, from residents’ homes every day. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
         

The officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) have said they are likely to extend the door-to-door waste collection services to all wards of the city by March 31.

For this initiative to meet its desired goal, residents are required to segregate and dump wet and dry waste in separate bags and keep them in their homes. The waste would subsequently be collected from their doorstep by sanitation workers.

With the city’s only solid waste treatment plant in Bandhwari inoperative since 2013, this initiative by the MCG assumes significance as it will go a long way in ensuring scientific disposal of waste. The waste plant, which shut down after a fire broke out at the facility in 2013, is tipped to resume operations soon.

The door-to-door waste collection service is in force in 11 wards and is likely to be extended to all the 34 wards by March 31.

Depending on their plot sizes, the residents will be charged anywhere between ₹50 and ₹100 for the door-to-door waste collection service.

“Our door-to-door waste collection service, which is already in force in some areas, has reduced the volume of solid waste in the city. Since being introduced, it has proved to be effective in ensuring systemic and scientific collection and disposal of waste. Soon, this service will be extended to all our wards,” SS Rohilla, public relation officer, MCG, said.

The service was introduced on December 13, 2017, in wards 5 and 6, covering Udyog Vihar phases 1-5, sectors 17, 18, 19, 20, Sirhaul village, sectors 12 A and 14, Prem Nagar and Sanjay Colony, among others.

So far, this service has been introduced fully in 11 wards and on trial in another 16.

Barring wards 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35, mainly compromising DLF phases 1-5, this service is in force, either fully or partly, in all remaining wards. The MCG has 35 wards in total.

“Garbage pile-up is a major concern in our locality. The waste collection system here is shoddy at best and often, the waste is found spilling on main roads. I am looking forward to the roll out of the door-to-door waste collection service in our neighbourhood,” Deepak Singla, a resident of DLF Phase 3, said.

Officials of Ecogreen, the concessionaire for the service, said that they are currently using a fleet of 239 garbage vehicles such as dumpers, earth movers, e-rickshaws and mini trucks for collecting waste.

MCG officials said that the introduction of door-to-door collection of waste and the setting up of solid waste compost plants in partnership with residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) and localities has gone a long way in streamlining the waste collection and disposal system in the city.

The generation of compost from these plants increased to 15 tonnes in 2017, officials of the MCG said.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 23:41 IST