As per the Solid Waste Management (SWM) rules 2016, bulk waste generators in the city were instructed to dispose of the garbage properly. In a meeting headed by the municipal commissioner (MC) Vinay Shankar Pandey all the owners of hotels, government and non-government organisations were instructed to take necessary steps regarding the proper disposal of garbage.
Addressing the meeting Pandey stated that all the bulk waste generators have to ensure onsite composting within a time limit of two months. Certain instructions were given regarding organic, inorganic and recyclable waste. He also gave instruction on the recycling chain which has to be maintained by the bulk waste generators.
Awareness raised on composting garbage
The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) along with non governmental organisation Waste Warriors held a one-day awareness programme on Monday.
Local people along with the officials were given tips to segregate the waste at home. Additional municipal commissioner Neeraj Joshi said, “Awareness and participation of people in keeping the city clean is important. Throwing waste is no solution but segregating it properly and composting can be very useful for us and for the public as well.”
Waste Warriors representative Naveen Kumar Sadana said, “Dehradun produces 300 metric tonne garbage per day which as a small city is a very big quantity. A small initiative can change many things if done properly. If we get segregated waste then managing it will be more efficient. Composting is another form which is very beneficial.
Also, we should recycle plastic waste so it gets used rather than getting thrown away.”
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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