Vapi to NGT: 65-70% waste is segregated at source

The Vapi Nagarpalika in Gujarat has informed the NGT that 50 tonnes of waste is generated every day within its municipality limits. Following a complaint of improper waste management, the civic body has reported that around 65-70 per cent of generated waste was segregated at source, collected and transferred to the material recovery facility. The segregated waste was then sold to authorised recyclers.

Around 33 vehicles collected dry and wet waste and were fitted with GPS, travelling from door to door to collect waste. The municipality had installed a 100 kg wet waste organic waste converter machine. The waste, which was processed in the machine, was used as a compost in the gardens maintained by the municipality and the remaining was sold to residents for their use.

A solid waste plant having a capacity of 100 tonnes per day was in the process of being completed by June 30, 2021. The Vapi Nagarpalika had already initiated the construction of two sewage treatment plants (STP) having capacities of 14 million litres per day (MLD) and 29.5 MLD for the treatment of sewage and foreseeing the expansion of the city in the next 30 years.

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