New Delhi: In a bid to improve waste management in the city and ease the processing of waste, Municipal Corporation of Gururgam (erstwhile Gurgaon) on Monday (May 6) issued a notice to Ecogreen Energy Private Limited, waste management agency responsible for collecting and treating Gurugram’s waste, to collect hazardous waste separately. The notice sent to Ecogreen Energy directs the agency to attach a separate container or bag on their door to door garbage collection vehicles for the separate collection of domestic and hazardous waste.
The collected domestic and hazardous waste will then be transported to the existing transfer stations and from there it will be handed over to Biotic Waste Limited for the scientific treatment and disposal of waste.
Explaining the reason behind this initiative to NDTV, Saurav, Executive Engineer, Municipal Corporation of Gururgam said,
We are simply following Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules of 2016 according to which while citizens are asked to segregate the waste at source, bulk generators are supposed to manage wet waste at their premises only. Though, as of now, all the citizens haven’t started practising waste segregation at source, but we are trying our level best. The yellow bin for the collection of domestic hazardous waste will ease the waste collection and treatment process.
Today, Ecogreen Energy is responsible for collecting segregated waste from all the wards. The unsegregated waste is then taken to the material recovery facility for segregation and treatment.
On an average, the city generates 900 tonnes of waste daily. The waste that cannot be treated is dumped at the Bandhwari – sole landfill in the city, says Saurav.
For effective implementation of the notice, Municipal Corporation of Gururgam has asked all assistant engineer-cum-nodal officers and senior sanitary inspectors to undertake awareness campaigns and educate citizens about the new waste segregation plan. The concerned officers have been asked to enlighten the residents about the benefits of segregating hazardous waste at source.
The notice issued on Monday (May 6) has been put into action from today (May 10).
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