Treat your wet waste or your garbage wont be picked: BMC tells 5-star hotels, housing societies in Mumbai
Mumbai city news: As per a new order, housing societies which produce over 100 kg of waste daily will have to segregate waste and install waste processing units in their compounds.mumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2017 11:27 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sent notices to 1,250 bulk waste generators that include five star hotels, housing societies, government institutes, and movie-theatres among others to segregate and process waste or their waste will not get picked up. Between January and May this year, the civic body had also sent notices to over 23,000 housing societies for failing to segregate waste.
As per the new order by the civic chief Ajoy Mehta, housing societies which produce over 100 kg of waste daily or have an area above 20,000 square meters will have to segregate waste and install waste processing units in their compounds.
Mehta ordered the solid waste management department to not pick up waste from housing societies which fail to segregate waste starting from October 2nd.
The move comes in the wake of a fire at a dumping ground and in a bid to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill daily. Also, as per the recent cleanliness survey 2017, Mumbai ranked 29th in the country. The BMC is aiming to reduce the waste sent to dumping ground by 10-15% in next three months.