New landfill being set up at Dadumajra

Rock Garden, Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) will be setting up a new sanitary landfill (SLF) at Dadumajra for dumping of non-recyclable solid waste generated in the city.

Spread over 8 acres, the site will be developed at a cost of around Rs 12 crore over a period of one year. It is located adjacent to the current dumping site in Dadumajra and the waste processing plant, reports The Hindustan Times.

The municipal corporation, through CSCL, is already undertaking the “Mining of Legacy Waste and Recovery of Land” project at the Dadumajra dumping ground.

Nearly 5 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of waste, lying at the ground for over 20 years, is being bio-mined and processed through scientific procedures. MC intends to reclaim the entire land, about 25 acres, for scientific waste disposal and treatment.

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