Gurgaon: Bulk waste generators to submit SWM plan within 7 days

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The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has ordered the city’s bulk waste generators (BWGs) to submit their waste management action plan within seven days. There are 614 BWGs in the city, and 200 of them have a contract with Ecogreen for waste disposal. The rest, however, do not currently have a waste management strategy, according to an MCG official.

The BWGs are required under the Solid Waste Management Rules of 2016 to have a compost plant for wet waste, while dry waste is to be recycled. The instructions were provided during a session that the civic organisation organised on Monday.

In the meeting, the BWGs were instructions to make sure that each of them has a composting facility on their property. In case of non-compliance, they are liable to be fined up to Rs 25,000 and water and sewer connections will be cut-off, according to Mr Vijaypal Yadav, deputy municipal commissioner of MCG.

The MCG authorities stated that in order to ensure that homeowners maintain three waste bins to segregate waste and that waste collection is also separated, BWGs like condos and societies will need to enlist the help of their RWAs. MCG will support training for the wet waste composting plant’s management and operations

Mr Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, the commissioner of the MCG, recently gave the sanitation department employees instructions to conduct an audit and make sure that all BWGs adhere to the rules. Officials claimed that all BWGs have recently received notices requiring them to comply with the regulations; yet, during the training, some participants claimed that their daily waste generation is less than 50 kg. These BWGs were also instructed to provide their reports on the real waste they produced, according to The Times of India.

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