With only five days left for the new segregation bylaw to come into effect, the BBMP is now training the pourakarmikas to deal with residents.
It has told them to refuse the waste if it is not segregated. Govindaraju, BBMP superintendent engineer (East) told Express that till Sunday the pourakarmikas would be trained.
The Palike is taking help from NGOs and resident welfare associations to train the workers.
“The first time, pourakarmikas will explain the need to segregate waste if residents fail to do so. If they fail to segregate the waste the next time too, the pourakarmikas have been told refuse the waste,” he said.
“We have told them to collect wet waste on all seven days of a week. Dry waste will be collected only on Saturday.”
The BBMP has more than 19,000 pourakarmikas including 16,000 contract pourakarmikas.