Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has given a strict three-month deadline for all bulk solid waste generators in the city to begin wet waste processing in their buildings and construct an on-site waste treatment composting unit by October 31.
MCC commissioner Akshy Sridhar held a meeting on Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and Mangaluru City Corporation Solid Waste Treatment Bylaws at the Mangala Auditorium of MCC on Tuesday. The meeting shed light on the investigation taking place over the writ petition regarding Mangalore Municipal Solid Waste Management filed in the High Court.
The meeting also discussed the progress made in the implementation of the Solid Waste Regulations which is to be investigated by the government. The attendees were informed about the timeframe within which the Waste Management directives had to be implemented.
Apartments with more than 30 households and establishments (hotels, hospitals, lodges, wedding halls, catering, etc) are supposed to compulsorily construct On-Site Composting Units and process the waste at source.
A notice regarding the same was issued to all the bulk solid waste generators. Considering the severity of the current waste disposal system, all stakeholders were given a strict three-month time to begin wet waste processing in their buildings.
Directions were also issued to build composting units adopting the technology to process wet waste developed by companies approved by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the commissioner said.
“In case the bulk solid waste generators fail to comply with the guidelines and do not construct onsite waste processing units before October 31, they will be fined double every day starting from November 1 during the waste collection drive,” the commissioner warned.