Waste management is need of the hour and residents of Mahindra Aura, a high-rise in Gurgaon’s Sector 110, are well aware of it.
Their collective initiative to convert kitchen waste as compost and keeping the building premises clean and green in the past two years has set a perfect example of waste management to other societies in the vicinity.
Credit goes to the managing committee of the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) which played a crucial role in introducing the waste management system in the society.
While talking to City Spidey about the system, Yashesh Yadav, president of the society said, “We have placed three dustbins with three different colours on each floor having four flats – Green, Blue and Black. Following the given instructions, residents throw their daily generated waste into separate dustbins. Sometimes, we get it segregated after collecting it. Wet waste, comprising kitchen waste, is used as manure. Besides, we have organic waste converter too.”
Apart from this, the society has set up a system to recycle daily used water too. “The water used for kitchen and other purposes gets stored in a tank and then goes to the water treatment plant which has been installed in the society. After treating it, we use the water for gardening,” Yadav said.
Chhavi Lal, who looks after the management, told us the society has a team that works every day to run the waste management system and also maintain the greenery on the premises.
Nearly 600 families reside in society.