Putting an end to the ambiguity in the matter, the Noida Authority on Wednesday fixed the rate of door-to-door garbage collection. The rates vary from Rs 25 to Rs 10,000 for residential, institutional and industrial premises. The rates have been defined in accordance with the solid waste management rule of 2016.
Among the other steps, the Authority has requested the residents to ensure segregation of domestic, municipal waste at their doorsteps. The Authority has instructed that they will not pick up unsegregated waste from residential sectors after June 30.
According to a senior official of the Noida Authority, the earlier arrangements included a fixed point in each sector where the residents used to dispose their garbage and the authority used to collect them from there.
RK Mishra, Additional CEO of the Noida Authority said, “The Authority has launched the segregated door-to-door waste collection project following the solid waste management rule of 2016. Under this rule, they will hire agencies which will collect garbage from the doors of the residents and charge a certain amount to them from July 1.”
The rates have been decided following the management rule which has the provisions for rates in the range of Rs 25 to Rs 10,000. The rates of government buildings and private residential accommodations vary from Rs 25 to Rs 100 whereas the residents of high rise building will have to pay between Rs 50 to Rs 150 depending on build up area of the house.
"All the gated colonies and RWA's will have to pay Rs 30 irrespective of their sizes. Restaurant and hotels will have to pay Rs 500 Rs 3,000 while the educational and healthcare institutions will have to pay between Rs 250 to Rs 5,000," said Mishra.
Industrial units which include MSME/workshops/service centres/factories etc will have to pay between Rs 500 to Rs 10,000 depending on their sizes. Metro stations and bus stands will have to pay between Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000.
According to the NGT order of October 2017 and solid waste management rule of 2016, Noida authority and all residential societies of the city will have to ensure that municipal solid waste is segregated and collected from the house.
Amit Gupta, a resident of Prateek Wisteria, a residential Society in Sector-77, told City Spidey, “It is good that Noida Authority is starting the door to door collection of garbage. But, the Authority should also make people aware about their move that they will only collect segregated waste from July 1.”
“People in high rises easily segregate the waste. Some other societies have also started it. But, independent houses should also be doing the same. Noida Authority should do some awareness campaign to help people do the segregation of waste in the kitchen,” added Gupta.