There are three types of waste generated in our homes. It requires minimal effort to keep wet and dry waste in separate bins. Hazardous waste should be dealt with separately.
Wet waste that is biodegradable can be made into compost easily at home OR handed over separately to the PMC for processing at its composting plants. The various ways in which DGPS members reduce the load on the system and compost can be seen at this post “Composting at home”
Dry waste should be handed over separately to the waste collectors or the PMC truck.
If there are any doubts about any kind of waste disposal, please contact the PMC mukadam for details on how best to dispose it off. e.g. tubelights can be dropped off at the nearest PMC kothi. See Important Contact Numbers for the contact details for mukadams in Prabhaag 36.
While segregation of waste has been made compulsory under the Solid Waste Management Rules 2000, it was only in January 2015 that the PMC began to take segregation at source much more seriously. Prabhaag 36 has exemplary practices of separate collection – waste collectors and road sweepers all hand in segregated waste to two separate trucks. Any mixed waste that is thrown on the roadside or in the containers is cleaned out manually by PMC staff before sending onwards to the Ghole Road ramp.
Segregate-Make it a way of life
Swach waste collector taking wet waste out of the plastic bag
Segregation by PMC staff
Hirwaee Kothi Dry waste container
Segregated collection by PMC at feeder point on Bhandarkar Road