In a report provided to the National Green Tribunal, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) informed the tribunal that the disposal of new waste will cease at the Bhalswa landfill site once the proposed Waste To Energy (WtE) plant at Narela, with a capacity of 3000 Tonnes per day (TPD), becomes operational.
Bids for the plant will be considered this week. The DPCC further states that the facility would guarantee that waste is sent straight to it and that trommeling will start to reduce the landfill’s height. The MCD has set a deadline for the complete flattening of the dump by December 2023.
The DPCC, which has responded on behalf of the Delhi government in response to a petition regarding landfill fires erupting in Delhi’s landfill sites, also notes that the number of CCTV cameras at the site has increased from 21 to 31, and that a special cabin room has been set up there to monitor and ensure no landfill fire incidents occur.
At Bawana, a 2000 TPD integrated municipal solid waste (MSW) complex that includes a waste-to-energy plant, a compost plant, and an engineered sanitary landfill (SLF) is in service. The aforementioned facility has a waste-to-energy plant near Bawana. According to the report, which was submitted to the NGT on October 10, 2022, “a new WtE plant of 3000 TPD is proposed at Narela – Bawana for which bid opening is due on October 14, 2022. As soon as this proposed WtE plant at Narela-Bawana starts to function, fresh MSW and APMC waste will be stopped from dumping at the Bhalswa landfill dumpsite, reports Hindustan Times.