Staff Reporter

Zero Garbage project taken up in Malleswaram

BANGALORE: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), after launching the Zero Garbage project on a pilot basis in Gandhinagar, is now set to take it up in two more wards in Malleswaram Assembly Constituency; in new ward no: 65 (old no: 7) at Malleswaram and in new ward no: 35 (old no: 99) at Aramane Nagar.

At an interactive meeting with resident welfare associations (RWAs), BBMP officials and businessmen here on Saturday, Commissioner Bharat Lal Meena stressed on the importance of segregating dry waste from wet. “Dry waste can be recycled, while kitchen waste and waste from the gardens and parks can be converted into compost,” he said.

The BBMP will sign a memorandum of understanding with RWAs that come forward to partner with the civic authority for the project. “We are ready to provide two coloured buckets — yellow for dry waste and green for wet waste — to the partnering RWAs. The most important thing is for residents to segregate the garbage,” Mr. Meena said. The Commissioner said the city generates around 3,000 tonnes of garbage daily. “If individual households, apartments and business establishments segregate and recycle, the amount of garbage going to dump yards would be halved. Compost pits can be constructed in parks. All this will be possible only with active public participation,” he said.