Domestic waste to be segregated in three parts in Salt Lake

Domestic waste to be segregated in three parts in Salt Lake
The civic body is now concentrating on developing a smart solid waste management system with the practice of segregating waste in the household level. The residents, recently, were issued a notice where the guidelines of waste segregation were clearly given.

As the notice says, there would be three types of waste – organic, dry and reject. Residents need to dump those in separate waste-baskets. The waste management officials of the civic body would collect it from there to the municipal dumping ground.

“There are three movable solid waste compactor stations reaching the doorway of every household in three sectors of the city. But this is only a trial. We’ll start full-fledged waste segregation programme in the city soon. The residents were notified with the guidelines about how they could segregate the domestic waste. Two separate time slots have been selected in morning and afternoon for door to door waste disposal,” said Devashis Jana, a Member, Mayor-in-Council.

The elderly residents and youth have welcomed the initiatives.  “This city has been an example for cleanliness for years and the onus is on us to keep it clean and healthy.” “I have heard about this concept of segregating waste and am glad to see it being implemented here,” said Sourav 
Bhattacharya, an AD Block resident.

The guidelines say that the organic waste must not be kept in a plastic bag. It includes kitchen wastes like vegetables, fruit skins, cooked food, egg-shells, chicken and fish bones, rotten fruits, tea-bags and others.

Organic waste also includes garden wastes like fallen leaves, flowers, weeds and waste flowers and garlands. These wastes would be collected from every campus ground.

Plastic bags, covers, chips, toffee wrappers, ice-cream cups, plates, newspapers, magazines, cardboard cartons and tetra packs, metal foils, soft drink cans, glass bottles, rubber, thermocol, sponge, ceramic, wooden chips are all included in the dry wastes.

These wastes should be put in a reusable bag for disposal. Electronic and electrical wastes, including batteries, CDs and bulbs, tubelight, compact florescent lamp (CFL) needs to be handed over separately to the waste management officials.

Plastic bags should also not be used to keep reject waste. From diaper, napkin, bandage, condoms to razors, syringes or medicine, all are included in the reject waste. But the construction debris, such as rubbles, paints, silts from the drains should also be taken care of separately by the house owners.
Construction debris in large quantities will be charged extra per load by the BMC.

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