Pune to focus on C&D waste collection

Demolition Waste / Picture Credit: By User:Petr K – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1419678

The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) Solid Waste Department has turned its attention to Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste, which was being dumped haphazardly across the city. The PMC has started debris collection centres in 10 wards and is scouting for five more sites.

The PMC has also announced a toll-free helpline for lifting and transporting C&D waste to allotted open land to avoid illegal dumping on open grounds and river sides.

The PMC has reportedly set a rate of Rs 19 / km / tonne for lifting and ferrying the C&D waste, reports Hindustan Times. The civic body will in turn pay the contractor Rs 195 per tonne of C&D waste for recycling at the Wagholi plant.

The corporation has decided to offer the service free-of-cost to citizens while charging builders and developers.

The city generates over 200 tonne of C&D waste daily.

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