Ghaziabad: Aditya Mega City, a residential society in Indirapuram, is set to take the much-needed step towards the waste management in the upcoming 71st Republic Day of India. The RWA of the society has roped in an NGO, Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA), to manage their waste with an aim to dispose of as less waste as possible.
"Our aim is to dispose as less waste as possible. This is why we are taking the assistance of IPCA to generate less waste at its source, i.e. our society,” said Munish Jain, president of the RWA of the society.
The society will start managing the waste from January 26. The IPCA will conduct a workshop for the residents. "We will conduct a workshop for all the residents and will teach them segregation and management of the waste produced in their homes," added Jain.
The IPCA will install two compost machine of 400 litres each on January 26. The workshop of the maintenance staff has just finished. "The waste management starts with segregation. The IPCA has already given training to the maids and other housekeeping staff. They are the ones who access the source of waste, whether it is of kitchen or of washroom. They are required to be trained and sensitised," said Jain.
“The wet waste, after segregation, will be decomposed in the machine while the remaining waste will be utilised by other vendors. The IPCA will introduce a third-party vendor who will buy the saleable waste. But, our effort is to minimise the last part as much as possible," Jain explained.
However, the society is adopting the process to test its feasibility. "It's basically a trial to test if it works. If we succeed, we will order more compost machines," he said.
Speaking more on this step, Jain said that the RWA wants the society's residents to be more responsible towards sustainable growth. "It's our bit for sustainable future and for protection of environment as well,” he added.
"We don't want to add more waste to the city. This process will have to be followed in future. So, we thought of starting it now. We can't keep polluting our environment," he concluded.