The new plan is scheduled to be launched on July 17 in Zone IV

The new solid waste management system is not going to be fully decentralised as originally planned as GVMC has been unable to find suitable land for processing and disposing them in the respective zones. Even the proposal to set up a disposal unit for every two zones appears to be difficult because of the paucity of land.

Besides using the Kapuluppada dumping yard, another 10-acre land at Gajuwaka will be used to dispose of the garbage, it was learnt. The wet garbage will go to Kapuluppada.

The new SWM is scheduled to be launched on July 17 in Zone IV of the city. The SWM had been launched in that zone on a pilot basis and it was stated that land was available to dispose the dry and wet domestic waste collected separately at the doorstep of residents. However, the plan fell through for lack of suitable land.

Now the corporation has been putting together the required infrastructure to go in for implementation, with funds obtained under Corporate Social Responsibility, from July 17. The first requirement is push-carts for collection of garbage at the doorstep of residents.

Orders have been placed for a total of 600 push-carts. Of them 300 are from a local manufacturer and the remaining from a Hyderabad-based enterprise. While the supply from Hyderabad is likely to be delayed, even the local maker will deliver only 150 by July 14. To make up for the rest of the 70 to 80 required the old tricycles that are in use are being converted into push-carts.

With a change in its plans, GVMC is now trying to get machines for separating dry waste and to bale it. The machines will be placed in two sheds being constructed at Kapuluppada. A GVMC team is expected to go to Tiruchirapalli to see the working of the machines to separate and bale the dry waste, once the new plan gets under way.

The wet waste will however be converted into manure manually. Though the corporation called for tenders twice to acquire machines for converting wet waste into manure there was no response apparently because it’s unviable, it was learnt.

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