Navi Mumbai’s housing societies, which generates around 100 kg trash but have not installed an independent composting system will have to face the consequences now. These housing societies will have to find substitute means to dispose their wet waste. Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) have decided to take a stern action against these societies.
The solid waste department of NMMC has now planned to enforce its decision by not gathering wet waste from 200-odd housing societies from Thursday onwards. This step can be considered as, yet another step of NMMC in order to achieve its vision called ‘zero reusable, recyclable garbage’ at its landfill site.
After its announcement the waste department found out that there are still 82 housing societies, which were not adhering to its rules and failed to install compost pits. Moreover, NMMC is also pinpointing the societies, which has more than 200 residences that’s generating a high amount of wet waste. The move of stopping to collect garbage will affect over 200 major society.
“Numerous steps will be implemented soon to ensure that the landfill site doesn’t receive waste that can be composted,” stated civic chief N Ramaswami.
Apart from end number of extensions, the civic body also conducted several meetings to throw light on the process of composting, stated Tushar Pawar, the deputy municipal commissioner (solid waste). In addition, civic officials decided to take away the bins that they had installed in these societies, so they don’t get to dump wet waste in them.
Soon, small societies will begin adopting ways to get rid of wet waste, a civic official said.
“Presently, small societies are required to provide segregated waste and where this is not followed the garbage is not collected. But in the days to come, even small societies will have to incorporate methods for composting wet waste like by using drums,” the official from the waste segregation department added.