Pourakarmikas refused to collect the unsegregated waste from residents of the RBI Layout in J P Nagar on Wednesday.
Veeresh, assistant engineer, said residents were informed to hand over segregated waste compulsorily from Thursday. “We have not collected unsegregated waste today,” he said.
The process is still being fine tuned, said Shivabasavaiah, Joint Commissioner of the zone. “The quantity of waste has been increasing. We will have to work harder to make people understand the process,” he opined.
He added that although unsegregated waste is being refused at well-developed residential areas, it is being collected from slums as it is difficult to store waste here. Dry waste will be collected twice a week—Sunday and Wednesday—by deploying separate lorries, he noted.
Amita is one of the few residents in the layout who maintains three dustbins.
“I have been maintaining these dustbins from the time segregation was made compulsory,” she said, pointing at her bins labeled dry waste, wet waste, and plastic.
Even as pourakarmikas requested residents to dump waste in dustbins, instead of plastic bags, Express observed that at the end of collection process, the auto had a huge quantity of polythene bags.
The officials said Konanakute, HSR Layout, Bommanahalli, Uttarahalli, Vasantapura, and Gottigere were covered on Wednesday.