Thiruvananthapuram

Aerobic composting bins for 500 families

Mayor K. Chandrika inaugurates an aerobic composting unit set up near theKaramana bridge by the Corporation on Tuesday. Photo:S. Gopakumar   | Photo Credit: S_GOPAKUMAR

The city dwellers might soon be spoilt for choices of disposing waste, ranging from aerobic composting bins to biogas plants and pipe-composting. According to current estimates, at least 500 aerobic bins of the Thumboormozhi model, popularised in Alappuzha, will be installed. The first of this was inaugurated near the Karamana bridge on Tuesday. Tenders will be called for 100 more soon.

For those residents who opt to shift from the already installed pipe-composting mechanism to biogas plants, subsidy minus the amount already provided for pipe composts will be provided, if the Council agrees to the proposal. The Corporation will also seek subsidy for the aerobic bins from the Suchitwa Mission. The waste dumping site at Erumakkuzhi will be scientifically capped with the help of experts. Two incinerators will be installed if the State Pollution Control Board gives clearance for the proposal. A system to collect and remove plastic from each ward on a monthly basis will be evolved. Two centralised units will be formed to collect and distribute manure produced by aerobic composting.


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