There is a need to have a decentralized system to get rid of the problem of waste in the city: Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta

Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankariya

A decentralized system for waste disposal in the city is needed.In this regard,the bulk waste generators and the bulk waste collection service providers within the BBMP area should take responsibility to get rid of the problem of bulk waste,said the Chief Commissioner,Gaurav Gupta.

Addressing a meeting held at the IPP center in Malleshwaram,today,to discuss the segregation and management of waste at source by bulk waste generators within the BBMP limits,he said that,almost 6000 Metric tonnes of waste is generated per day in the BBMP limits,and among which,1,500 tonnes of waste is being generated by bulk generators.

The problem of waste should be eradicated through a decentralized system for waste disposal even by these bulk waste generators.

Bulk waste generators must establish a waste segregation and management unit within their area of residence or property.

The Bulk waste generators include the residential bulk waste generators (includes the residential complexes which produce more than 100 kg of waste per day or number of units are more than 100 units.

Another category is the institutional bulk waste generators (it includes government institutions, religious,educational institutions,hotels,APMC like market yards,nursery,parks,lodges etc generating more than 100 kg of waste per day).

Further, the commercial ones which includes hotel-restaurants,marriage hall, mall, choultry, shopping complex,supermarket,club,auditorium, petrol bunk,food business operators like confectioneries or ice cream parlours etc.

All of these are supposed to follow solid waste management properly.If there is no separate space for solid waste management,then they can engage authorized waste processing companies to transport the waste to a specific location.But, everything must be in a systematic manner, he said.

If the bulk waste generators does not have space to do in situ composting or set up small Bio Meth plant then they are required to hand over such waste to the Bulk Waste Empanelled Vendors only who are required to collect the waste and process it at their units set up by them exclusively to cater to bulk waste.

Special Commissioner,Dr.Harish Kumar,Joint Commissioner,Parashuram Shinnalkar, Superintendent Engineer,Basavaraj Kabade, Senior Environmental Officer of Karnataka State, Pollution Control Board, Yathish ,bulk waste collecting organisations,Chairmans of RWAs, Managers of Dry Waste collection centres,BBMP officials were present in the meeting.