The Headquarters of Chennai Municipal Corporation, Ripon Building
The Greater Chennai Corporation is procuring imported machinery to process construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the city. Two recycling units will come up at Perungudi and Kodungaiyar with a combined capacity of 1200 tonnes.
The Times of India quoted an official of the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department as saying that machines will be able to segregate the components from construction debris and the recycled material can be used in construction.
Last week, the Corporation had invited bidders to take up the processing of C&D debris at its designated processing site under design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) model. The city generates more than 400 tonnes of C&D waste daily and most of it is either dumped illegally in vacant plots or sent to landfills.