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Segregate, treat your waste by June 1 or won’t collect it, BMC tells 227 South Bombay places

MUMBAI CITY NEWS: Each of these places generate more than 100kg waste every day. BMC made the move as the dumping grounds in the city have reached bursting point and continue to receive around 1,800 metric tonnes of unprocessed waste everyday.

mumbai Updated: May 22, 2017 08:56 IST
Chetna Yerunkar
Chetna Yerunkar
Hindustan Times
Mumbai, India - October 12, 2016: MNS Party workers protest against dumping ground at Mulund and stop BMC garbage Vehicles, India, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times)(Representational photo)

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday sent a notice to 227 restaurants, five-star hotels, government institutes, movie theatres and other establishments in South Mumbai that it would not would not collect their garbage from June 1, if they do not segregate it.

Each of these places generate more than 100kg waste every day. The civic body took the decision as the dumping grounds in the city have already over-reached their capacity as around 1,800 metric tonnes of unprocessed waste is dumped at these sites daily.

A source at the civic body said that to reduce the quantity of waste that is sent to the dumping grounds, the A ward office identified 227 structures that generated over 100kg of waste every day and issued notices to them to treat waste at source. The BMC urged them to introduce vermi-compost, bio-methanation, waste converter or any other similar process within their premises. These structures include government institutes, restaurants, five-star hotels and sports clubs to commercial and residential complexes in A ward.

“This is not the first time that such a notice has been sent to these 227 establishments but they did not comply with it. So we decide that unless they send us photos of the waste-treatment machines and copies of the compliance report, we will not collect their unsegregated waste from June 1,” said a civic official from solid waste management department.

Last year, the civic body had to face serious flak from the high court as they did not manage their waste properly. The court then halted all the construction work in the city unless the civic body managed its waste properly.

Kiran Dighavkar, the assistant municipal commissioner of A ward, confirmed the development and said, “We identified the bulk waste generators in our ward and issued them with notices to treat wet waste at source as per the solid waste management rules 2016.”

First Published: May 21, 2017 01:03 IST