BBMP receives 37 proposals to process around 10 lakh tonnes of mixed garbage

The expert committee formed by the government will scrutinise and finalise the proposals to process the accumulated garbage in seven landfills within 15 days.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, grappling with the garbage crisis, has already received 37 proposals from several companies offering to process the approximately 10 lakh tonnes of mixed garbage accumulated in the seven landfills, including Mandur, Mavallipura, Anjanapura, Bingipura and Cheemasandra. On Wednesday, nine firms made presentations.

The committee, formed on December 7 by the Department of Urban Development, will meet again on December 20.

Waste to energy

M.R. Venkatesh, BBMP’s Chief Engineer and committee member, told reporters here the proposals ranged from biomining, biomethanisation, composting, biogas to convert waste to energy. Some required no capital investment from the BBMP, while others had proposed that the units be set up under Public-Private Partnership, Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis.

A few companies had also come forward to set up the processing units at their own cost.

Feasibility

“We are considering all these proposals. We will check the feasibility of these technologies based on the whether it is environment-friendly, mode of investment and time that will be taken to set up the units,” said Parameshwaraiah, another member. Another committee member said the companies had proposed to process around 400 to 4,000 tonnes a day. Some said they would require the fresh waste collected every day to process the accumulated waste.

The companies’ representatives had visited the landfills and analysed the mixed waste. “The government has asked us to consider proposals submitted even after the November 20 deadline, which was done.” The committee members said the chosen companies would be asked to set up their units within 18 months. “The sooner they set up their units, the better.”


  • Companies’ representatives visit landfills and analyse the mixed waste

  • The chosen companies will be asked to set up their units within 18 months


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