Look­ing to teach les­son, BMC re­fuses to clear garbage of Wadala so­ci­ety

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI/STATE - SWEETY ADIMULAM

The Dosti Acres colony near Five Gar­dens in Wadala are yet to start waste com­post­ing sys­tems in their so­ci­ety. Like many big so­ci­eties this elite colony too hasn’t ad­hered to the BMC no­tice ask­ing bulk gen­er­a­tors to man­age their own waste. The so­ci­ety is strug­gling to con­vince the res­i­dents about set­ting up com­post­ing pits and pocket-friendly means of procur­ing the costly ma­chines. This is a time con­sum­ing process, but the BMC has flatly to re­fused to wait and are not col­lect waste from th­ese build­ings.

A res­i­dent of Dosti Floren­tine, who wished to re­main anony­mous, re­marked, “How can they stop col­lect­ing waste? This is haz­ardous. We ap­proached var­i­ous ven­dors but the com­post­ing ma­chine is not cheap. It will cost us around Rs 12 lakh.” The res­i­dent said BMC is equally re­spon­si­ble. “Waste man­age­ment is the BMC’s re­spon­si­bil­ity, not only of ci­ti­zens. We pay them taxes to clear the garbage and we don’t stop at that. We seg­re­gate the wet and dry waste, wrap the biomed­i­cal waste in pack­ets. The com­post­ing should be done by BMC.”

Free Press Jour­nal re­porter who vis­ited the area saw the res­i­dents have kept their dust­bins on the road which is likely to cause more problems since it will at­tract rats and stray dogs.

Since the last three days BMC has stopped col­lect­ing waste from Dosti Acres and the res­i­dents are wor­ried of the stink it will gen­er­ate.

AMC Ubale said that if the res­i­dents are not se­ri­ous re­gard­ing waste man­age­ment BMC will not col­lect their build­ing garbage. Also, the ex­ten­sion given is not blan­ket or­der that BMC would go on col­lect­ing the garbage.

A res­i­dent of Dosti Acres also claimed that the AMC dur­ing a meet­ing also re­marked that he wants to teach a les­son to all and that’s the rea­son the garbage wasn’t be­ing col­lected.

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