The sites for wayside primary collection centres have been identified under the Lalur Model Project for Solid Waste Management (LAMPS).

Pathiyur Gopinath, the chief coordinator of LAMPS, said that 24 primary collection centres would be set up at 16 divisions under the old municipality area in the initial phase.

“The locations have already been identified. The procedures for evicting encroachers will be started soon,” he said.

There had been stiff resistance from encroachers in most of the sites, Mr. Gopinath said. Source segregation of waste and decentralisation of garbage treatment were the fundamental features of LAMPS.

Primary waste collection centres (PWCC) would be set up for 250-300 houses in the city corporation limits under the project. “Each PWCC will have three trolleys and a portable sorting unit.

The trolleys will be in three colours. Green (biodegradable waste), yellow (cloth, glass and stone) and red (for plastics).

The waste will be sorted and removed every day. “Microbial solutions will be sprayed on the dumped waste for controlling flies,” Mr. Gopinath said.

Local Waste Processing Centres (LWPC) would be set up to treat the segregated waste from the PWCC. For 10 LWPCs, there would be a Regional Waste Processing Centre (RWPC).

Meanwhile, the Lalur Malineekarana Viruddha Samara Samithy would approach the court for vacating the stay order obtained by the Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithy against setting up a treatment plant at the Sakthan Thampuran fish market.

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