Delhi claims a significant reduction of waste at landfill sites

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The quantity of legacy waste disposed of at three landfill sites in the capital has decreased by 26.1 lakh MT over the past four months (June to September), representing a 462% increase over the previous 3 years, as per senior government officials.

The government officials claim that the amount of waste at the three dumpsites has decreased from 229.1 lakh MT in May 2022 to 203 lakh MT in September 2022, or 6.52 lakh MT per month since June.

According to them, the total amount of waste at the three landfill sites decreased from 229.1 lakh MT in May 2022 to 203 lakh MT in September 2022, which translates to a monthly waste disposal rate of 6.52 lakh MT since June of this year.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is responsible for disposing of trash in the three dump sites, which are located at Bhalswa, Ghazipur, and Okhla. LG VK Saxena is directly in charge of overseeing this process.

The MCD issued an appeal to the locals, building companies, and other parties earlier in the day to make the best use of C&D waste and inert material from the landfill sites for their construction projects and to join the civic body’s efforts to level these garbage mounds, reports The Print.

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