New waste collection system in the pipeline for Noida
The authority officials said the system will have three major components — hiring a private agency for door-to-door collection of waste and its transportation to a landfill site; setting up a waste-to-energy plant for disposal of municipal solid waste at the landfill site, and participation of residents for composting of biodegradable waste in their colony.noida Updated: Jan 16, 2018 22:31 IST
The Noida authority on Tuesday said that it is likely to formulate a new system for treating municipal solid waste to clean up the city and maintain it neatly.
The authority officials said the system will have three major components — hiring a private agency for door-to-door collection of waste and its transportation to a landfill site; setting up a waste-to-energy plant for disposal of municipal solid waste at the landfill site, and participation of residents for composting of biodegradable waste in their colony.
Officials said the private agency will collect solid waste, segregate it and transport the same to a landfill site. Those generating waste — residents, traders, industrialists and others — will have to pay a charge for solid waste treatment once the new system comes into effect.
“We will issue a tender to select an agency in the next two to three days. One agency will have the task only of collection and transportation of the solid waste. Another agency will be hired to set up a waste-to-energy plant for waste disposal. While the third part of the system will involve RWAs in the process,” Raghunandan Yadav, senior project engineer of the Noida authority, said.
The Noida authority has started asking building owners, RWAs, hospitals, educational institutions, government buildings and BPOs, among others, to follow waste management rules 2016 to treat waste.
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.
Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Rajive Kumar directed the Noida authority to improve municipal services across the city by June 2018. Therefore, the authority wants to develop a mechanism, as per prevailing rules, to deal with the waste being generated in Noida.
Noida produces 600 metric tonnes of waste every day and is yet to get an environmental clearance (EC) for its proposed waste-to-energy plant at the earmarked plot for a landfill in Sector 123. However, the authority has hired a consultant — KPMG — that is seeking EC and completing other formalities for setting up the Sector 123 waste-to-energy plant site.
“We will hopefully select an agency for collection of waste and also start running the waste-to-energy plant by June so that Noida can boast to be among the cities in the state to implement environment rules-2016,” Yadav said.
First Published: Jan 16, 2018 22:31 IST