Mumbai: BMC Aims To Reduce Solid Waste In Deonar And Kanjurmarg

Mumbai: BMC Aims To Reduce Solid Waste In Deonar And Kanjurmarg

While the waste processing plant at Kanjurmarg takes up 80% of waste, the BMC aims to decentralise this as a long-term sustainable way of solid waste management.

SHEFALI PARAB-PANDITUpdated: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 01:17 AM IST
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Mumbai: To achieve 100% decentralised waste processing in the city, the BMC is focusing on reducing municipal solid waste at two of their landfills in Deonar and Kanjurmarg. While the waste processing plant at Kanjurmarg takes up 80% of waste, the BMC aims to decentralise this as a long-term sustainable way of solid waste management.

The BMC has set up refuse transfer stations (RTS) facilities at Mahalaxmi, Kurla, Versova and Gorai. RTS is a processing site for the temporary deposition and aggregation of solid waste.

These stations receive solid waste from municipal wards before dumping it at the landfill's waste processing unit. It is then loaded in large compactors and transported to the dumping ground for disposal.

As per civic sources, there should be one RTS in a 15 Km radius. The BMC intends to upgrade the RTS facilities to improve waste segregation and reduce non-recyclable waste that goes to landfills.

The city produces 6, 300 metric tonnes (MT) of waste every day and around 4, 500 MT of waste is sent to the processing plant in Kanjurmarg. BMC has already started the process for closure of the Mulund dumping ground for reclaiming the land and intends to complete the construction of a 600 MT waste-to-energy plant at the Deonar landfill.

Municipal commissioner Bhushan Gagrani visited the Kanjurmarg landfill to review the work on-site on Tuesday with additional municipal commissioner Sudhakar Shinde and deputy municipal commissioner for solid waste management Sanjog Kabre. Gagrani instructed the officials to ensure the waste is collected on time and disposed off properly.

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