The civic body has decided to impose Rs 50 to Rs 250 garbage collection charges on residential areas and Rs 500 to Rs 5,000 on commercial and institutional buildings
The Hush Post: The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has made it mandatory for residents to separate household, institutional and commercial waste October 2 onwards.
For the first two months, the MC will not collect lifting charges or fine the defaulters. From December 2, the charges will be added to water bills.
The civic body has decided to impose Rs 50 to Rs 250 garbage collection charges on residential areas and Rs 500 to Rs 5,000 on commercial and institutional buildings.
Objections have been invited by October 12, after which the final rates will be notified.
Meanwhile, Rs 200 is a proposed penalty for households which fail to segregate dry and wet waste.
The MC is still in the process of purchasing 250 twin bin garbage tippers. Once these are procured, it will cover two lakh households across the city. For the time being, tractor-trailers with two partitions will be used.
MC has fixed the timings for lifting garbage from households across the city between 7.00 am and 3.00 pm
The decision comes at a time when overall waste collection in the city has gone haywire. This is owing to the protest by private waste collectors over the MC’s decision to take control of their work.
MC commissioner KK Yadav reportedly said the MC will ensure systematic lifting of garbage. “The number of tractor-trailers deployed across the city has gone up to 80 on Friday,” he said.
“During the finance and contract committee (F&CC) meeting, it has been decided to hire 152 tractor-trailers to ensure deployment of at least two vehicles in every sector,” he said. Yadav said the F&CC will meet every Friday to take important financial decisions till the time waste management system is streamlined.
“Without waste segregation, we can’t regulate waste management,” said Mayor Davesh Moudgil. “A two-month waiver has been given to change the mindset of people.”
The MC has fixed the timings for lifting garbage from households across the city between 7.00 am and 3.00 pm. It has been decided to collect horticulture waste every Sunday.
Yadav said every vehicle will have two helpers to aid the residents. “We have instructed them to help out people, especially senior citizens,” he said.
Category of Waste material
- It is the non-biodegradable waste that can be recycled and reused. It includes paper, plastic, styrofoam, metal, fabric, leather and glass. The city produces 220 tonnes of dry waste daily.
- It means biodegradable waste which can be converted into compost. It includes vegetable and fruit peels, soiled cotton, leftover food, hair, nails, egg shells and wood. The city leaves 130 tonnes of wet waste everyday.