BANGALURU: The High Court on Thursday directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that the “Two Bins and One Bag” system be made mandatory for every waste generator to enable segregation of waste at source.
“This system should be adopted by every waste generator — citizens, residential, educational institutions, government offices, hospitals, religious places and commercial establishments. If they fail to adopt it to dispose waste of properly, the BBMP should take appropriate action prescribed in Schedule 13 and Section
431-A of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act against the violators,” the division bench of Justices
N Kumar and B V Nagarathna said.
Issuing a series of directions with regard to the batch of public interest litigations seeking directions for garbage management in the city, the division bench made it clear that waste generators should not use plastic bags to throw the waste.
“All waste generators shall not throw waste either on the streets or drains... The BBMP should create awareness among the public about the punishment for violation of these directions, which should be implemented by the agency in letter and spirit,” the bench said.
The bench said that every waste generator should segregate waste at source in a suitable manner and hand it over to pourakarmikas.