Waste segregation campaign pays off

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GHMC staff shifting garbage to Jawaharnagar dumpyard in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Photo: Hrudayanand

Hyderabad: The perseverance of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in segregation of dry and wet waste finally seems to be paying off as two separate trucks carrying the segregated waste reached Jawaharnagar dumpyard on Tuesday.

The civic body has been campaigning for segregation of waste and eventually, on Tuesday one truck carried completely dry waste and the other carried green waste to the dumpyard. The GHMC’s 47 auto trolleys collected segregated dry and wet waste from nearly 30,000 households in Saketh.

Over 9,920 kg of wet waste and 7 tonnes of dry waste was shifted to Mallapur transfer station and from there all the waste was dumped at Jawaharnagar treatment site of solid waste management. A senior official said, the GHMC has achieved the complete cycle of waste management, right from source generation – household to Swachh Auto to the transfer station and finally to the landfill site at Jawaharnagar yard in a segregated manner.

This was achieved after a series of awareness meetings with households on every Tuesday, monitoring the operations of 2,000 swachh auto trolleys, appointment of Swachh volunteers, cash rewards for colonies and close checks at the transfer stations. The GHMC appealed the citizens to segregate the waste at source and support the initiative.

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