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The Tiruchi Corporation has announced plans to construct a materials recovery facility at the Ariyamangalam dump yard to manage 200 metric tonnes of non-biodegradable waste each day efficiently. Sanitary workers have been collecting segregated domestic waste, with biodegradable waste being taken to 36 micro composting centres for processing, while non-biodegradable dry waste is currently being processed in phases at the dump yard. The Corporation has already processed 7.5 lakh cubic metres of legacy waste in Phase-I, with 3.3 lakh cubic metres currently being processed. The new materials recovery facility centre will allow for the segregation of waste into recyclable, non-recyclable, inert, and refuse-derived fuel categories.
According to an official, the civic body will conduct a feasibility study before preparing a detailed project report and inviting tenders for the new facility’s construction, operation, and maintenance. The Corporation intends to utilize the Rs 17 crore grant provided by the fifteenth finance commission for the 2023-24 financial year to fund the construction of the centre. As of now, more than 36 acres of the 47-acre legacy waste site at the Ariyamangalam dump yard have been cleared by the Corporation. The official also stated that efforts are underway to remove and process the waste accumulated below the surface, reports The Hindu.