Mangaluru, Feb 28, 2015 : City Mayor Mahabala Maarla informed media men here on February 28, Saturday that the MCC plans to initiate the task of source segregation of waste beginning from March 15. He said the system would be launched on a pilot basis In Mangaladevi and Mannagudda wards.
The Mayor also stated that the MCC was expecting to achieve 90 per cent coverage in the door to door garbage collection within the next couple of weeks.
MCC Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati who also spoke, said dry waste will be collected on Wednesdays while wet wastes will be collected on the remaining six days from March 15.She also said educative programmes including street plays and painting contests on the theme will be organised to sensitize the public on the waste segregation at source.
A press communiqué issued on the occasion states that the door to door garbage collection contract agency Antony Waste Handling Pvt Ltd has been given a seven year contract and that the MCC has initiated the process of collecting SWM cess along with property tax. Under the new system as many as 74 tippers and 35 compacters are used and over 300 personnel are on duty. The release said the primary and secondary transportation vehicles are fitted with GPS while eight CCTV cameras are installed at the compost plant.