Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: To improve the garbage removal system in Delhi on the pattern of Bangalore Mahanagar Palika, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi would be purchasing 60 lakh green and white bins to be distributed to house owners for garbage segregation in their house as part of the civic body’s door-to-door garbage collection scheme.

A proposal in this regard had been approved by the Standing Committee of MCD last week and would be tabled for approval by the MCD House in its next meeting.

This would be a part of a Public Private Partnership project for collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of municipal solid waste in select zones of the MCD. While the green bin shall be meant for bio-degradable waste, the white one would be meant for recycle-able waste. Each bin would have a capacity of 12 litres and the entire project cost has been pegged at Rs 50.40 crore.

The civic agency plans to begin door-to-door segregation by July 20 in Rohini and Civil Lines zones and it will be extended to other zones by December.

According to MCD, after implementing this scheme only 25 per cent of the present quantity of waste will find its way to the landfill sites. The rest will either be composted, recycled or used for energy generation.