Door-to-door collection of waste in Noida to begin in December
Noida Authority chose Mumbai-based firm AG Enviro Infraprojects Private Limited for the wasted collection drive after floating a global tender.noida Updated: Sep 04, 2018 02:57 IST
Door-to-door collection of solid waste is expected to begin by 2018-end as the Noida Authority is set to award the contract to a Mumbai-based firm, AG Enviro Infraprojects private limited.
A committee of officials of the Noida Authority is likely to complete the paper work and award the contract on Tuesday.
“The committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday at the Sector 6 office and complete the necessary formalities for awarding the contract. We have finalised AG Enviro Infraprojects Private Limited through a global tender. We will soon sign a contract for treatment of construction waste and mechanical sweeping of roads,” SK Gupta, project engineer and in-charge, health department, Noida Authority, said.
The authority had started the process of hiring a private agency in January 2018. Currently, the city produces around 600 metric tonnes of solid waste daily and does not have a mechanism to collect solid waste from households.
Private recyclers or pickers collect waste from households and dump it at primary garbage collection points after segregating items that can be resold in the market.
This results in garbage littering roads. Officials said once the agency starts collecting garbage from source, the city will become clean.
The collection and transportation of the waste will happen as per the municipal waste rules, 2016. The authority is, however, yet to finalise a sanitary landfill site to treat the waste. As of now, it is using Mubarakpur village’s 16,000 square metre area for temporary dumping of garbage.
“Once the contract is awarded, the agency will take three or four months to set up its system. We hope that the agency will start collection by December-end,” Gupta said.
The agency will set up primary garbage collection points at nearly 40 locations in the city.
“The agency will also arrange compactors, a machine that will squeeze the waste and transport the same to the landfill. The vehicles carrying waste to the landfill will be covered from all sides so that the transportation does not cause a nuisance to the public,” Gupta said.
The Noida Authority has already started asking building owners, residents’ welfare associations, hospitals, educational institutions, government buildings and BPOs, among others, to follow the waste management rules.
According to the rules, buildings generating more than 100kg of waste daily or that have been built on an area of at least 5,000 square metres or more need to segregate the waste and hand it over to an authorised recycler or picker.
“It will not be possible for the agency to collect waste from each flat in large complexes. In such cases, the agency will divide areas into clusters so that it can collect the waste from one point and the RWAs or building owners can play their role. Unauthorised recyclers or pickers will automatically be done away with when the agency begins its collection,” another official said.
The authority has also planned to impose user charges, about Rs 25 to Rs 50, on each resident, whose waste will be collected and transported to the landfill.
First Published: Sep 04, 2018 02:57 IST