Corporators to BMC: Treat your own waste before making it must for city
Mumbai: The BMC, which has sent out notices to housing societies and establishments generating over 100 kg of waste daily to treat garbage on their own premises, was on Friday asked by corporators to put its own house in order before pressuring citizens to process their refuse.
Cutting across party lines, corporators questioned the administration on the arrangements it had made to treat gar- bage at the municipal headquarters in Fort and at BMC colonies across the city. The corporators said the BMC, too, should compost its wet waste as it was also a bulk generator.
“There are so many BMC ward offices across the city and the BMC building generates such a large quantum of waste,” BJP corporator Rajeshshree Shirwadkar said. “What has the BMC done to ensure that garbage generated here is treated?”
Bandra corporator Asif Za- keria said the BMC was threatening ALMs with deregistration if they could not show their contribution towards waste management. “Instead a participatory approach should be adopted and the BMC should take these citizen associations along while implementing such decisions,” Zakaria said.
SP leader in the BMC Rais Shaikh said that the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 mandated segregation of waste but not its treatment.