The BMC plans to soon commence a waste treatment plant at Ambernath. The solid waste management department is in the process of acquisition of land at Karavale in Ambernath taluka. While the government had given possession of 30 acres of the land last year, the rest is yet to be handed over.
The Times of India reports that BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi said they will not dump waste there; it will be a treatment plant. The BMC has already shut down the Gorai dumping ground and is in the process of closing the Mulund dumping yard. With the Deonar dump being converted into an energy project, the Kanjurmarg dumping ground alone would not be able to take the city’s entire garbage load of the 6,700 tonnes a day.