Coimbatore Corporation to open more MCCs to strengthen solid waste management

  • | Tuesday | 13th October, 2020

The Corporation’s move comes at a time when the Swachh Sarvekshan survey is only three months away.

Coimbatore Corporation will soon commission five more micro compost centers (MCCs) to strengthen solid waste management in the city.

The Corporation, as per Commissioner P. Kumaravel Pandian’s instruction, will start using the compost centers in Kavundampalayam dump yard, MGR wholesale vegetable market, Bharathi Park Road and two more to take the total number of compost centers in use to eight.

The Corporation had planned 69 MCCs across the city to decentralize waste collection – the plan was to take to the centers the wet, organic waste that conservancy workers collected from each center’s neighborhood to turn those to compost.

The Corporation’s move comes at a time when the Swachh Sarvekshan survey is only three months away.

The Corporation stated that , would help it reduce the quantity of waste taken to the dump yard in Vellalore, save money on vehicles and fuel and force workers and people to strictly comply with segregated waste management.

But the Corporation could not complete construction of many of the MCCs. It had told the State Level Monitoring Committee of the National Green Tribunal for Solid Waste Management in Tamil Nadu in January this year that it would commission at least 12 MCCs by March 31.

As a part of this strengthening drive, the Corporation had planned to buy more push carts, take early delivery of the small vehicles used for door-to-door collection and train conservancy workers.

Commissioner Mr. Pandian stated that the Corporation would train workers on the importance of segregated waste collection and how they could effectively enforce segregated collection from households.

As for the rest of the MCCs that were under various stages of construction, the sources said the Commissioner had instructed engineers to ensure early completion of work.

 



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