No more waste dumping at Bandhwari from Feb 2023?

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Gurugram officials have agreed that starting February 1, 2023, no additional waste will be dumped at the Bandhwari landfill. The decision was made during a high-level discussion with representatives from the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), the state government, and Haryana State Pollution Control Board. Additionally, it was determined that the landfill’s legacy waste will be treated in a timely way. 

According to officials, the MCG has already created a plan to halt dumping at the overflowing landfill. In order to handle their daily solid waste, which is currently also deposited at Bandhwari, the Faridabad municipal corporation authorities have been ordered to develop a strategy.

MCG commissioner, Mr Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, has said that they would build the ability to process 1,200 tonnes of waste produced every day in Gurugram. “Seven decentralized waste processing facilities will be set up in seven locations for that. He added that the waste-to-energy (WTE) plant at the Bandhwari landfill site will begin operations by February 2024. “Five of them — in Beri Bagh, Badshahpur, Sector 44, BWG, and Darbaripur — have already started operations,” he said.

According to Ahuja, similar units have already been erected in Ullawas and South City-2, but could not begin operations due to citizen protests. The seven units can process 1500 tonnes of waste altogether. A 50-tonne waste processing plant for material recovery will also begin operations at Carterpuri on December 15, reports Hindustan Times.

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