Noida: Lack of proper waste management is a recurring issue in several residential societies in Noida. To tackle this, Lotus Boulevard, a residential society in Sector 100, Noida has taken an initiative of educating and training domestic help, housekeeping staff and also residents about waste segregation and waste management.
The 3 day training session started on December 27, 2022 and went on till December 29, 2022. The AOA plans to organise more such sessions again as well. On this, Abhishek Kumar Gupta, General Secretary, Lotus Boulevard says, "This kind of training cannot be given in a single day. There are 28 towers in the society which are fully occupied. Around 500-600 domestic helps work here. It is impossible to think that everyone can be trained in a single session. Segregating waste and managing it should be a part of healthy lifestyle of the residents here and that's what we are trying to achieve."
The company which collects the waste from Lotus Boulevard society joined hands with the society and trained the housekeeping staff. The house keeping staff in future will impart this training to the domestic help in the society and the training will be further imparted to the residents as well.
Abhishek Kumar Gupta, general secretary of the society says, "Keeping the city clean is something which needs collective measures. Waste segregation is a step towards proper waste management. As a secretary, I have placed two big dustbins on every floor with garbage bags in them. The domestic help re to be trained to segregate the waste and then dump them into these dustbins. Around 100 dustbins are added this month to keep each corner of the society clean."
He further says, "We have asked the domestic help to throw the kitchen waste in the wet garbage dustbin. We have a plant in Sector 100, with a joint agreement with our waste management company and Noida Authority, Lotus Boulevard and Century Apartments. The waste is converted into dry and liquid compost in the plant near the Pathways School, Sector 100."
The team of the waste management company explained to the domestic helps how to segregate the waste. The residents were also asked to keep their waste segregated. The wet garbage goes in the green dustbin and the dry garbage in the blue one. The residents have also been asked to keep two dustbins.