Ghaziabad: The residents of Rajnagar Extension are opposing the door-to-door garbage collection scheme in the societies by Gaziabad Development Authority(GDA). Recently GDA had pasted notices at the gates of societies regarding garbage collection at a monthly charge of Rs 60 per flat, after which people started giving their reaction on social media against the charges.
As gathered about three years ago, the GDA had planned door-to-door collection of garbage at charging of Rs 100 per flat, but then too people opposed it. The Municipal Corporation also charges a monthly fee of Rs 30-70 from each household for door-to-door garbage collection. However, most societies get the garbage dumped outside by paying a fee to the agencies.
Why are the residents of societies opposing it?
People say that the society comes under the category of Bulk Waste Generator. Therefore, the builder should have installed a waste disposal plant here, but in most societies, the builder gets away without setting up the plant, the handover permission and no-objection certificate to them is given by GDA. The people of the societies say that they are already paying the maintenance charge and the municipal corporation also collects the property tax. In such a situation, they will oppose this decision of GDA and will meet the officials soon.
“It is not clear from the notice whether the garbage will be picked up from the gate or by going to every flat. Municipal corporation is collecting property tax then why GDA is collecting garbage”, says Sanjeev Sharma, Signature Homes resident.
“We are already paying maintenance fees and property tax. This is not a morally correct decision. We have protested before and will do so again,” says Gajendra Aarya, Federation of AOA, Raj Nagar Extension.