BBMP's Answer to Construction Debris Problem: Pay Deposit

Construction companies have to submit a debris disposal plan and pay a refundable deposit before taking up further construction/demolition project.

Published: 16th October 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2014 08:10 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE : From November 1, you have to submit a debris disposal plan and pay a refundable deposit before you take up any construction or demolition of your buildings. The BBMP has put up on its website draft guidelines in accordance with the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2000.

Speaking to Express, BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said construction rubble was now being dumped on the roadside or the footpath, making the municipal job of waste disposal tougher.

Eight Dump Yards

The BBMP has designated places to dump the debris in all its eight zones. Owners will be required to get permission from the BBMP, and undertake disposal of their construction waste only at these landfills.

“The deposit will depend on the built-up area. Only after we are satisfied with the disposal, will we refund the money,” he said. Non-compliance could mean the deposit is forfeited.

According to the proposed guidelines, the nature and quantity of the waste has to be estimated before construction or demolition is taken up. They also stress that no waste should be deposited on the streets, pavements, drains, public spaces or vacant sites.

“The occupiers or owners or developers of a construction project shall be solely responsible for removal, transport and disposal of their C and D waste and debris. They shall furnish the name of the persons responsible for compliance at the time of applying for plan sanction,” the BBMP says.

Small quantities of waste generated during repair or renovation can be stored on the premises and handed over to BBMP-authorised waste transporters or empanelled vendors, preferably with 48 hours.

Hazardous waste like tar products, oil-filled cables and wood dust should not be mixed with construction and demolition waste, but sent separately to Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) authorised recyclers.

C and D waste lying untransported for over a month will be removed by the BBMP and the cost collected along with the property tax.

What is C and D Waste?

C and D stands for construction and demolition, and waste refers to building material, debris, rubble (stone, brick and cement) resulting from construction, re-modelling, repair and demolition. C and D waste excludes steel, aluminium, wood and other material used for recycling.

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