The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has begun serving notices to the bulk waste generators in the city asking them to dispose of and treat their wet/organic and solid waste generated by themselves.
The bulk waste generators are a category where an organisation generates waste of 100 kilograms per day and more. Residential societies, schools, colleges, and hotels fall in this category.
Assistant Municipal Commissioner of GMC, Pramod Kumar, informed that these organisations are being sent the notices currently. He also informed that several housing societies of Vasundhara Zone, especially in Kaushambi area have got such notices wherein their managements have been asked to come up with a waste disposal plan failing which a penalty and legal action can be taken against them.
"One of such notices has been sent to Satpura Tower in Vaishali," Kumar added.
Pramod Kumar said that under Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, the bulk waste generators will need to dispose of the organic waste while the other categories of waste namely 'dry and hazardous' will be taken away by a vendor or Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam through doorstep collection.
"Very soon, all housing societies in Vasundhara and Vaishali will be sent notices to start their own waste disposal," Kumar concluded.