Vijayawada civic body distributes composting kits to apartment owners

Picture credit: Philip Cohen, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has started providing home composting kits to apartment owners, despite opposition from gated community residents against the VMC’s decision to categorise them as Bulk Waste Generators (BWGs).

According to the New Indian Express, VMC officials are also making the residents aware of home composting procedures and techniques for maintaining composting units on their premises. 

Following the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2016, which mandate the BWGs to compost the waste generated by themselves, the municipal corporation has directed all the BWGs (producing 50-100 kg of waste per day) in the city – mostly hotels, hostels, educational institutions, gated communities and function halls – to set up composting units on their premises instead of handing over the waste to the VMC sanitation staff.

Picture Credit: Philip Cohen, Food-scraps-compost, CC BY 2.0

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