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Mumbaikars, Want to Get Rid of Your Plastic? BMC Will Collect It From Your Home!

Mumbaikars, Want to Get Rid of Your Plastic? BMC Will Collect It From Your Home!

Apart from setting up collection bins and PET bottle-crushing machines at public places in Mumbai, the BMC will soon be starting a toll-free helpline for its new plastic pick-up service.

Ever since the Maharashtra Government legislated to ban plastic, efforts have been made by BMC to enforce the rule.

They had already set up plastic collection bins and PET bottle crushing machines at public places in the city. Now, they have decided to start a toll-free helpline that will offer plastic pickup service!

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This helpline will be operational from next week, and one can expect BMC to end up at your doorstep, picking up your plastic trash. The civic body’s solid waste management department will oversee the collection centres.

“Citizens who have a large stock of plastic items can call on the helpline and ask for a pick-up garbage truck any day over the next two or three months,” an official told HT. The 10-digit helpline number can be expected to be operational in a day or two.

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The state has given people a window of three months to get rid of all the banned items, after which it will penalise anyone in possession, selling or manufacturing them.

Plastic waste dumped in Mumbai. Photo Source : Wikimedia Commons

24 dedicated garbage trucks will pick up non-woven polypropylene bags, plastic sheets, plastic pouches, all kinds of plastic films, plastic and thermocol cutlery from societies and commercial establishments across the city, according to assistant municipal commissioner Kiran Dighavkar.

The BMC is also planning a host of other measures to raise awareness for alternatives to plastic from next month. Open exhibitions, creative advertisements at public places, short films, social media usage for campaigning and training its staff for spreading awareness are some of the methods it intends to apply for this purpose.

(Edited By Vinayak Hegde)

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