No Corporation help for bulk garbage generators

Vijayawada Municipal Commissioner J. Nivas said the Corporation would stop collecting garbage from those who generated garbage in bulk.

At a review meeting with owners and representatives of various hotels here on Wednesday, Mr. Nivas emphasised the need for waste segregation at source into dry and wet. He explained the possibilities of composting wet waste on premises and said tax subsidies would be given to those who undertook it.

Saying that the Corporation would no longer collect garbage from such entities as per the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, he added that the onus of processing garbage laid with such entities which mostly included hotels.

He said compost units from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 4 lakh, depending on capacity, were available in the market and units should install them one on premises would help dispose of garbage daily.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Arjuna Rao was present at the meeting.

Sewage discharge

Meanwhile, Mr. Nivas, during his inspection in Patamata, ordered officials concerned to serve notices on property owners who let out sewage into side drains meant for stormwater drainage in the city.

Noticing a house owner discharging waste from a toilet into a roadside drain, Mr. Nivas directed officials to focus on such violations that happened despite the underground drainage system.

Official suspended

Mr. Nivas also suspended a sanitation worker for not segregating garbage collected from households before dumping it in bins.

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