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Kudumbasree workers to collect and transport the waste

Local Administration Minister to inaugurate distribution of bins on Sunday

Corporation to submit action-taken report to High Court in July

Thrissur: Thrissur Corporation will distribute separate bins for collecting organic and non-organic waste as part of its source segregation efforts.

Mayor R. Bindu told reporters here on Thursday that in the initial phase bins would be distributed to 14 divisions of the City Corporation.

“Under the Rs.2.5-crore project, 24,000 bins each of white and green colour will be distributed to households. Green bins are meant for biodegradable waste and white for non-biodegradable waste. The project will be implemented from April 1,” the Mayor said.

Kudumbasree workers will collect the segregated waste and transport to the treatment plants in covered vehicles.

Equipment

Under the Kerala Sustainable Urban Development project, the Corporation will also procure hand carts and sweeper's carts with containers for primary waste collection and tippers, three-wheelers, dumper containers and duel dumper placers for secondary collection.

The distribution of bins and vehicles will be inaugurated by Minister for Local Administration Paloli Mohammed Kutty on Sunday.

Biogas plants

The Mayor said that the work on nine biogas plants in various places in the Corporation limit, meant for decentralisation of waste management, would be completed in three months.

The City Corporation will submit an action taken report at the High Court on the Lalur garbage issue in July, she said.

The Rs.5-crore development work at the waste treatment plant in Lalur is progressing well, the Mayor said.

“The construction of a compost plant has already been completed. About 75 per cent of the work on drainage is also over. Training has been provided to the Kudumbasree units for handling windrow compost units. Other facilities under the project will be completed soon,” the Mayor said.

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