Five vehicles with closed boxes will collect wastes from five zones
The Coimbatore civic body’s poultry waste management got a step better after a tie-up with a private company for processing the same.
The new process was inaugurated at the Corporation’s main office on Tuesday.
According to sources in the Coimbatore Corporation, the civic body would send the two — three tonne-poultry waste — on weekends it is five — six tonnes — to Vellalore, from where the private company, VKS Farms, would transport the same to its fodder manufacturing unit.
The sources said that the Corporation had distributed plastic bags (bio-bags) to poultry shops in the city to dump the waste. The civic body did not stop with distributing the bags, though. It also collected the waste every morning, right at the doorstep.
There were five vehicles with closed boxes to collect the wastes from the five zones.
Until recently, the Corporation would dump in pits in Vellalore the waste that was collected. This move had faced opposition from the residents of Vellalore, who had complained that it only worsened the situation at the yard. The new arrangement was environment friendly, the sources pointed out.
K. Mounasamy, Assistant General Manager, VKS Farms, said that the company would use the poultry waste to manufacture meat meal and concentrate feed. It got the waste from the Corporation at no cost.
As for the Corporation there would be a savings of Rs. 18 lakh a year with the new arrangement.