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No more, says Pimpri Chinchwad civic body as it stops wet garbage collection from societies

Following a government resolution, PCMC had earlier attempted to execute this in December 2017, but many of the residential societies requested for more time as they were not equipped with the necessary equipment to deal with wet waste.

pune Updated: Aug 21, 2018 16:37 IST
Prachi Bari
Prachi Bari
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The notice from PCMC also states that residents had been given a deadline to find solutions to process their wet garbage.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Around 1,100 societies in the Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC) area have received a notice from the civic body stating that from September 20, PCMC will not collect wet garbage from their societies and that it has to be processed on the society premises.

The notice also states that the residents had been given an extended deadline and now, the civic body expects the societies to adhere to the solid waste management rules to segregate the waste generate and process wet garbage on their premises.

“The rule is applicable to those societies which are large societies and generate more than 100 kilogrammes of garbage on an every day basis. We had given the societies ample time to come up with solutions to deal with wet garbage and in fact the solid waste management department had also organised a three-day exhibition at auto cluster. At the exhibition societies, companies and individuals dealing with solid waste management solutions had set up stalls and were spreading a lot of information. We received a good response with 100 societies coming in and participating in it,” said Manoj Lonkar, health executive officer, health department, PCMC.

Following a government resolution, PCMC had earlier attempted to execute this in December 2017, but many of the residential societies requested for more time as they were not equipped with the necessary equipment to deal with wet waste. “We gave them time until March 2018 and yet only a handful were ready, hence, a decision was taken not to pick up wet garbage starting September 21, 2018 from the larger societies,” added Lonkar.

Some societies have already started with their vermicomposts or are setting up the compost machines. “I live in Icon Linera at Bhumkar chowk, Wakad (185 flats) and we are in the ‘handover phase’ from the builder, till now there is no provision for waste management, as PCMC was taking care of it. With this notice, we will now have to think of setting up a vermicompost plant soon,” said Anup More.

First Published: Aug 21, 2018 16:37 IST