The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has started the process of collecting segregated garbage from the societies across Sector 23 of the sub-city.
According to the SDMC, the residents' welfare associations (RWAs) were contacted in order to make them aware of the segregation process at source level following which the officials of the civic body concerned carried out the process of collection.
To sensitise the general public, the SDMC has been organising meetings with RWAs and management of several societies across the area. Two such meets were held recently at DDA pocket (Sector 22) and Classic Apartments (Sector 23).
Kuldeep Yadav, sanitary in charge from the SDMC, told City Spidey that advisories were issued in order to make residents understand the importance of waste segregation.
“We will collect the green waste and take it to the compressor unit at Sector 11 and then to the composter unit at Bhalasva landfill site. So this is the permanent solution on which we have started working,” he added.
Officials from the civic body concerned said the same process will be followed in all the societies across Dwarka.
“We had started with a few societies and we are glad to realise that it has been successful with the help and support of people,” they added.
Talking to City Spidey on this subject, secretary of Classic Apartments, JB Kaushik said, “We have started the process at the source level, the flats and then at society. Besides, the SDMC now has that infrastructure which will help in collecting segregated garbage. They have started the work from this week and we are putting efforts to make it successful. Officials said the infrastructure would be more effective in coming days, so I am sure the initiative would prove to be successful this time.”
The SDMC with the help of RWAs and management of societies took a similar initiative in the past too but it failed due to poor infrastructure.
“We started segregation from January this year but the SDMC itself was lacking the proper infrastructure to carry out the collection process. As a result, people stopped doing that. But now the claims made by the SDMC officials of having improved infrastructure, we hope the initiative will be a successful one this time,” Kaushik concluded.