Noida: Keeping in view the environmental sustainability and cleanliness goals set by Arun Vihar Residents Welfare Association (AWRWA), an army sector, residents came up with an experiment for disposing of wet waste naturally.
On Monday, they opened up an aerobic compost unit, a natural way to dispose of wet waste, at ward-11 A, one of the residential pockets in the sector.
The residents have made three chambers for this purpose where wet waste is put for disposal. The kitchen waste is mixed with dry tree leaves. The leaves used are one third of wet waste.
After the formal inauguration of the unit, the residents emptied one bucket of the kitchen waste in one of the three chambers. It was then covered with several dry leaves to keep away the decomposition odour.
The unit is located at a ground adjacent to Mother Dairy near Ward 11. Currently, ten houses of the ward, which are closer to the composting unit, would segregate and send their wet waste for composting at this unit.
Once the composting is successful and residents become familiar with aerobic processing, more houses would send their wet waste for composting and the quantity of wet waste would also increase.
The army sector was already doing worm composting of wet waste. Aerobic composting is another but a different initiative, the residents said.