Assam: Door-to-door waste collection to be launched by June


GUWAHATI, May 22, 2018: An initiative from June 1 will be launch by Dibrugarh Municipal Board (DMB) for the door-to-door collection of garbage from households, commercial establishments and government offices of the town.

Garbage disposal is one of the major problems of the town because it lacks a solid waste-management project.

The district administration is planning to made a solid waste management plant at Thakurthan, Lekai, but some organisations and the local residents are opposing the move.

Board chairperson Soma Chakraborty said the service would cover all the 22 wards of the town with the help of 25 e-rickshaws and 15 tricycles.

Dibrugarh town, on an average, generates around 62 metric tonnes of solid waste every day and the task of collecting the waste has been allotted to a few NGOs that will manage the service with the help of the board's sanitation workers.

The move, under the Solid Waste Management Rules-2016, is meant to ensure that the residents hand over waste to the municipality workers every morning, Chakraborty said.

"The workers have been directed to segregate the waste into two halves – green and blue. The green bins are meant for wet waste while the blue ones are for dry waste. I appeal to the citizens of Dibrugarh to fully cooperate with us for the success of this new project," the chairperson said.

The people of Dibrugarh town welcomed the step.

Prakash Jain, a resident of Dibrugarh town said, "This is a good initiative. We are happy that from next month our household waste will be taken by the workers".

Source: The Telegraph

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