Treat waste in your so­ci­ety,

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

THANE: To ease its bur­den of waste man­age­ment, the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (TMC) has pro­posed to give tax re­bates to so­ci­eties which treat their own waste.

The pro­posal to give a five per cent re­bate to so­ci­eties will be tabled in the gen­eral body meet­ing on Sat­ur­day.

Thane’s pop­u­la­tion com­prises more than 20 lakh res­i­dents. How­ever,thecitys­till­does­nothave ad­ump­ing­ground.It­gen­er­ates700 met­ric tonnes of waste ev­ery day, which is dumped at a land­fill in Diva. The cor­po­ra­tion, in the past few months, has de­vised meth­ods of pro­cess­ing solid waste, in­stead of sendin­git­tothe­dump.Treat­ing waste at the res­i­den­tial so­ci­eties will de­crease the amount of waste dumped at Diva.

“So­ci­eties, which set up a plant to ac­com­mo­date at least three other so­ci­eties’ garbage, will be eli­gi­ble for a re­bate of 7.5 per cent,” said a TMC of­fi­cial re­quest­ing anonymity.

The re­bate is only ap­pli­ca­ble if no garbage is handed over to the cor­po­ra­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the Mu­nic­i­pal Solid Waste Rules, 2000, ev­ery or­gan­i­sa­tion which gen­er­ates waste is re­spon­si­ble for seg­re­gat­ing dry and wet waste.

Re­cently, the cor­po­ra­tion made it com­pul­sory for so­ci­eties to seg­re­gate their solid waste, re­sult­ing in more than 35 per cent so­ci­eties seg­re­gat­ing their waste.

“Waste seg­re­ga­tion is com­pul­sory. We do not col­lect garbage un­less it is seg­re­gated. We will ex­tend tech­ni­cal guid­ance to so­ci­eties thatwish­tose­tup­waste­treat­ment

plants,” he added.

Waste seg­re­ga­tion is still not car­ried out in the slums, where more than 300 tonnes of waste is gen­er­ated daily.

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