To encourage scientific disposal, SDMC sets up 22 green waste mgnt centres
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has commissioned 22 green waste management centres across different zones to make the entire area under its jurisdiction free from green waste. The centres are expected to curb air pollution and encourage scientific disposal of waste.
Shailender Singh Monti, Chairman of Standing Committee, SDMC, said, “These centres would obviously ease the load on landfill sites. At present, green wastes are collected from colonies and are dumped at a landfill site. Several vehicles are engaged in collecting the waste and dumping it at the landfill site. Now, there is no need for trucks to make rounds of this landfill site.”
SDMC officials said that the corporation has made available as many 19 wood chipper machines in all the four zones for recycling of the green waste. The machines produce shredded powder, which can be used to make manure and use it in parks.
The remaining powder can be spread around boundaries of the park to make the area fertile.
“We will ensure that green waste generated by the residents is treated at our facilities. So, we are
requesting all the residents to cooperate. The compost will be used for development of parks and maintenance of trees,” said an official.
“Earlier, seven chipper machines were installed in the Green Park colony under the South Zone. The experiment proved to be successful and this prompted the SDMC to install such machines in all the four zones, taking its number from seven to 19.
“It is necessary to bring entire green waste to these management and collection centres and avoid dumping it here and there to make it a waste,” added the official.
“SDMC areas generate 20-25 metric tonnes of green waste daily and around 2,700 MT of municipal solid waste. We will procure 10 more shredders and then depending on the demand, we will get more machinery.
“This is an attempt to make south and parts of west Delhi free from green waste. The practice of open burning of dry leaves will stop very soon. The move will bring down the pollution level, even if by a slight margin,” the official maintained.