Residents of Gurgaon will soon see 11 solid waste transfer stations set up across the city under Haryana government’s integrated waste management project.
Chief Minister M Manohar Lal Khattar laid down the foundation stones of these solid waste transfer stations in the city on Wednesday.
Under this waste management system, residents will be expected to segregate waste at source into two separate bins as dry and wet waste. The plan also includes making an app available to the residents to track the arrival time of the garbage pick-up vans.
This segregated household waste will be collected from door-to-door and stored at these stations which will act as temporary waste centres. This waste will then be transferred for processing to Bandhwari.
These waste transfer centres in addition to the waste collection vehicles will be fully covered, MCG officials told the Times of India.
The state has been divided into 15 clusters for waste management, and the government has invited global tenders to set up these solid waste transfer centres for each cluster.
Just like Gurgaon and Faridabad, Ambala and Karnal will also be included under one cluster.
“The project would be complete by February 2019,” CM Khattar said.
The Haryana government, in its vision to develop the state’s first integrated solid waste management project, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ecogreen Energy Pvt Ltd in August.
The project will move forward in a phased manner with door-to-door waste segregation in households kickstarting from Thursday. The plan is to first begin from ward number five and six and eventually cover the whole city by May 2018.
According to the Times of India report, a Vidhan Sabha committee, including five MLAs and Department of Urban Local Bodies officials, visited and audited the Bandhwari waste management site.
The authorities post their visit instructed the Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG) to utilise quality materials and machinery for the project.
The step has been received a mixed response from Gurgaon residents who want to stick to the decentralised waste composting system. The prime reason for their resistance is the low success rates of the waste-to-energy models.
It is important to note that the success of this new solid waste management system crucially depends on the citizens’ support and acceptance of their role in the process.
If the waste management role works for the state, will only be evaluated after it becomes fully functional.