Mumbai: BMC to collect dry and wet waste separately

Following the success of the pilot projects in Worli and Khar, the BMC has now begun collecting dry and wet waste separately in each of the city’s 24 administrative wards.

Daily wet waste collection will take place along 45 routes that are only intended for select societies. The civic official stated that dry waste would be collected in accordance with community needs. Earlier, the only compactor brought to collect both dry and wet waste, mixed the waste that the citizens had separated.

To improve waste management in the city by 2030, the BMC has created an action plan.

On November 15 last year, the BMC launched a pilot programme in two civic wards to encourage housing societies to completely segregate their waste.

Over 82 percent of the waste is currently separated at the source, according to BMC. The local government has set a goal of achieving complete segregation in the foreseeable future. Every day, the city produces between 6,300 and 6,500 metric tonnes of garbage, reports Free Press Journal.

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