Noida to decentralize waste processing

The Greater Noida Authority has drawn up a plan to deal with waste generated across 43 residential sectors in the city. Having carried out a survey of the households, the Authority has now begun looking for agencies that can collect and process solid waste in a decentralised manner. Residents will have to pay a nominal fee for the service at their doorsteps, officials informed The Times of India.

GNIDA will now rope in multiple agencies to manage the city’s waste to save on some of its annual expenditure. The agencies are expected to collect, transport and treat the waste now on in a self-sustainable manner. They will be given options to churn out revenues through three models — levying user charges, selling compost and selling recoverable and recyclable dry waste, officials said.

“We will provide land and infrastructure for setting up recovery facilities. Only hazardous waste or material that cannot be recycled will be transported to the centralised facility. We will make arrangements to transport this waste to the landfill site,” said Authority CEO Narendra Bhooshan.

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