Chennai to build integrated SWM plant at Kodungaiyur dump yard

Office of the Greater Chennai Corporation at Ripon Building

The Chennai Corporation intends to build an integrated solid waste management plant at the Kodungaiyur dump yard. It will include a waste-to-energy plant, a bio-CNG plant, and a material recovery centre. According to corporation officials, this will be done to process and reduce the fresh waste arriving at the dump yard on a daily basis.

There are currently over 60 lakh cubic metres of legacy waste in the 358-acre Kodungaiyur dump yard. According to officials, the corporation sends approximately 1,750 tonnes of waste there, with the remaining 500 tonnes coming from other sources. Around 700 tonnes of waste out of the 1,750 tonnes is processed using incinerators and facilities in the area, including a pyrolysis plant, according to officials.

The civic body is in the process of drafting a comprehensive project report. Steps will be taken after receiving approval from the state government. The bidding process is expected to begin within the next two to three months, reports The New Indian Express.

Waste biomining will also begin by the end of the year.

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