BENGALURU: With just a couple of weeks left for the deadline to stop dumping waste at Mandur, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner M Lakshminarayana has directed his officials to reach out to all houses across the city and create awareness on waste segregation.
He conducted a review meeting with his officers on Tuesday. Later, the commissioner told Express that as processing units are coming up in and around Bengaluru, there is a demand for segregated wet waste.
“We need wet waste for processing units that will come up at Mavallipura, Karnataka Compost Development Corporation at Kudlu near Madiwala, a processing unit started by MSGP Limited at Chigerahalli near Doddballapur and Terra Firma. There is a demand for segregated waste,” he said.
The commissioner further said he has instructed zonal commissioners and other senior officers to tell health inspectors, assistant engineers and other staff from each ward to visit each house to bring about awareness among the public on segregating waste.
“I have also directed them to make maximum utilisation of Dry Waste Collection Centres. This can be achieved by enforcing segregation strictly,” he said. On the Mandur deadline, Lakshminarayana said as of now, 70 truckloads of waste is being sent to Mandur landfill. This has to be reduced by at least ten truckloads per week. “We cannot send waste after December 1,” he added.