Waste com­post­ing starts in ten wards

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI/STATE -

Af­ter the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion(BMC) made a firm de­ci­sion of no more waste col­lec­tion from bulk gen­er­a­tors who pro­duce 100 kg and above of garbage ev­ery day, many govern­ment of­fices, in­clud­ing the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion of­fices, have come for­ward to man­age their waste and have set up bio­com­post­ing pits on their premises.

Ac­cord­ing to civic of­fi­cials at ten of the civic body’s of­fices along with state women and child wel­fare of­fice at Mantray­ala, waste com­post­ing has been started and ev­ery day around 2,400 kg of waste is be­ing com­posted by us­ing ver­mi­com­post tech­nique so as to pro­duce or­ganic ma­nure.

The govern­ment of­fices where the bio com­post­ing tech­nique has been adopted are at Bori­vali (R cen­tral) BMC ward which gen­er­ates more than 100 kg of garbage, Bala Sa­heb Thack­eray hospi­tal of Vileparle, Malad (P north and P south) ward of­fices of BMC, Sarang build­ing which has an of­fice of women and child de­vel­op­ment are among few.

The civic of­fi­cials also stated that the Tata com­pound of And­heri and Bhandup (S-ward), Nair Hospi­tal are also on the way of set­ting up the com­post­ing pits and they are on fi­nal stage to start the ac­tiv­ity.

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