VISAKHAPATNAM: NOW, instead of dumping e-wastes in your surroundings, dump them in the arranged Greater Visakhapatnam Muninipal Corporation (GVMC) e-waste bins in your locality.
City- based Green Waves Recyclers Association, in a joint venture with the GVMC, will start recycling e-wastes produced in the city.
GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar said that the authorities had arranged e-waste bins at around 50 places, including at some important IT companies, where the e-wastes are generated more in quantity.
Households, companies and other classes of people, who have wastes of computers, monitors, cell phones and batteries have been appealed to dump such e-wastes, so that they will be shifted to Green Waves Recyclers Association, at Zone V of Gajuwaka area, where they would be recycled.
As per the records of Andhra Pradesh Pollution control Board (APPCB), Visakhapatnam, itself generates 350 metric tonnes of e-waste per annum.
Vehicle-mounted fogging machine
Meanwhile, Pravin Kumar also started vehicle-mounted fogging machine at the GVMC premises here on Monday. Teh machine will be used to curb the mosquito breeding.