Municipal Commissioner of Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN), Dinesh Chandra Singh today held a meeting of representatives of a cross section of ‘bulk waste generators’ that are likely to generate more than 100 kgs of waste per day, such as hotels, hospitals, malls, restaurants, schools, colleges, institutes, places of worship, sports premises, private companies. These representatives were provided information about their duties with regard to waste disposal under the Environment Protection Act 1986, The Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules 2000, and Solid Waste Management Rules 2016.

The training session revolved around certain important issues such as segregation of waste into wet, dry and hazardous and disposing them of in separate bins.

The gathering was apprised about that all such bulk waste generators would need to dispose of this waste in their precincts by converting it into bio-gas or compost.

The dry waste generated would have to be handed over to an agency authorized by the GNN or the GNN itself.

Hazardous waste, sanitary pads, diapers, construction debris—all in bulk would have to be handed over to an authorized garbage collection agency.

Finally, the e-waste will have to be also would have to be given to authorized recyclers.

All others that do not consider themselves as bulk waste generators would need to fill in a form of declaration and hand it over to the GNN that will verify the claims after a survey/assessment and give a certificate to this effect.

Prasoon Pant, delhincrnews.in

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