Chandigarh issues notice to bulk waste generators

Nine institutions, including PGIMER, Punjab University (PU), and Punjab Engineering College (PEC) received notices from the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for violating the Solid Garbage Management Rules, 2016, and Solid Waste Management Bye-Laws, 2018, as bulk waste generators. Other institutions include the Market Committee in Sector 26, the BSNL Society in Sector 50, the Progressive Society in Sector 50, the Kendriya Vihar Society in Sector 48, and the Kendriya Vihar Society in Sector 48.

No organization or group, public or private, that produces large amounts of waste will be spared for its failure to manage solid waste on the premises, according to MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra. According to the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, establishments that produce more than 100 kg of waste per day are considered bulk waste generators.

Failure to comply with rule 4 (7) of the SWM regulations 2016 will result in a monthly fine and administrative fee of Rs. 500 + Rs. 19,500 as well as failure to deliver the residual garbage to the MCC. Bulk garbage generators which are unable to process their waste onsite will be charged a fee of Rs 2,000 per day to cover the costs of collection, transportation, and processing by the MC, reports The Indian Express.

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