Residents of ward 40 in Sankaranpalayam have approached their councillor demanding allocation of garbage-bins to their area, lack of which has turned many a plot into dumpyards.
Residents complained that lack of proper waste disposal mechanism had forced people to throw garbage in empty plots. This has left the areas stinking, leading to health hazards. “I collect waste in a cover and dispose of it on an empty plot nearby every morning while going to office,” said Parthiban, a resident of Sankaranpalayam.
Others of the area also dispose of the waste in the same manner, he said adding that there was no alternative available until a dustbin was allocated to the area.
The 40th ward councillor Suganthi said that demands for bins were made at every zonal meeting and council meeting by her, but no action has been taken.
Suganthi said, “There was one plastic dustbin placed on NH 234 near Munisamy Pillai Street. People of the area burnt the bin accidentally while burning garbage that had accumulated there.”
She said that the area required atleast three garbage bins; at NH 234 junction, College Road and Kasi Nagar.
Meanwhile, 20 wheelbarrows and 24 push carts to segregate and collect wastes have been stored at the Corporation for over 5 months, without being distributed.
Corporation Commissioner Janaki Raveendran assured to provide garbage bins to the area. She noted that people should be aware that bins were made of plastic and should not set fire to garbage around it.