Garbage dumping crisis in Bengaluru as landfill runs out of space

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is facing a severe garbage collection problem with no space left to dump waste at the Mittaganahalli quarry landfill.

The crisis came to a head on Wednesday when mounds of garbage at the landfill became unstable and started sliding. After that, more than 200 compactor trucks laden with waste waited outside the landfill, some for as long as 30 hours.

The situation was temporarily brought under control and dumping was commenced on Thursday night. The Hindu quoted BBMP Special Commissioner D Randeep as saying that the site is 90 per cent full and will be able to accommodate only 15 per cent of the garbage collected in the next two weeks. By then, the BBMP will float a short-term tender for setting up a scientific landfill.

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