City Corporation tol buy 14 compactors, 900 bins of 0.5 tonne capacity, 300 bins of 0.3 tonne capacity and 25 mini tipper vehicles

In an effort aimed at improving waste collection in the city, the Coimbatore Corporation is in the process of placing more bins. The civic body is procuring around 1,200 bins, a little more than a dozen compactors and two dozen mini tippers, say civic body sources.

As per the resolutions the Corporation Council passed recently, the Corporation will buy 14 compactors, each of which comes with seven-tonne capacity, 900 bins of 0.5 tonne capacity, 300 bins of 0.3 tonne capacity and 25 mini tipper vehicles.

The sources say that the switchover also marks a progress for the Corporation in waste collection in that the civic body will not henceforth remove bins from their places. The vehicles, compactors, will lift the bins, collect and compact the waste and place the bins back in the same place.

The Corporation was forced to take away and place new bins when it used dumper placers. This led to residents dumping waste on the roads when the bins were not around.

Two months ago, the Corporation procured 750 bins of 0.3-tonne capacity under the Integrated Urban Development Mission Scheme. The proposal to buy the aforementioned 1,200 bins is also under the Mission scheme.

At present, the civic body has 1,183 bins, which it procured under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Mission Scheme.

Once the new bins arrive, the Corporation plans to move the big, 2.50-tonne bins to the added areas because the empty spaces and less vehicular movement allowed for placement of such bins. In the old city area, the Corporation found it difficult to place the bins without affecting the traffic.

The Corporation has 200 such bins. And it will move the smaller bins to the city.

The sources also point out that the purchase of mini tipper lorries as a replacement for bullock carts will also improve waste collection as the vehicles will be able to collect more waste a day and also move faster even within congested lanes.

The Corporation collects close to 800 tonnes waste a day and that includes 100 to 150 tonnes from the added areas.

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