GHMC stepping up to reduce garbage dumps

GHMC stepping up to reduce garbage dumps

 GHMC stepping up to reduce garbage dumps  

2,500 metric tons of garbage per day was produced in 2015 which now has reached 6,500 metric tons of waste every day. It is a daily challenge of managing these huge piles of garbage which is carried on the head by around 22,000 staffers. 

2,500 SATs, 650 tippers to expand the reach of door-to-door garbage collection, the GHMC recently procured 650 tippers to add to the present fleet of 2,500 SATs. 

While household garbage is collected using SATs, roads are cleaned by sweepers, mostly in non-traffic hours in the night and early mornings. The sweepers are monitored by Sanitary Field Assistants (SFA) and the overall cleaning activity is supervised by the assistant medical officer of health (AMOH) of each GHMC circle and the Head of the Department. 

The growing mountains of garbage in the city are worrisome to not only residents but the civic body as well.  It has now been made mandatory for housing societies to practice on-site garbage treatment to end the chain process of garbage disposal. 

Also, to limit the plastic waste the GHMC’s Directorate of Enforcement Vigilance & Disaster Management instructed manufacturing units and imposed penalties on people putting up flex banners.  

GHMC has also decided to penalize commercial institutions that release garbage in public places.