Monday, August 9, 2010

‘Turn city into model for waste management'

Residents in various localities across the city should get totally involved in the Coimbatore Corporation's solid waste management programme. They should help the civic body in turning the city into a model in waste management, Mayor R. Venkatachalam said here on Saturday.
In an interaction with residents of Saibaba Colony, the Mayor listed the initiatives taken by the Corporation to turn the city litter-free and to establish a comprehensive disposal facility on the outskirts.
Reviewing the system of garbage removal in some model wards, the Mayor said segregation of waste and storing the biodegradable and the non-biodegradable in separate bins was the first of the essential steps towards making the programme successful.
Enough awareness must be generated across the city on all aspects of waste management, including what every individual had to play. “We told the residents to hand over the biodegradable waste every day. They can hand over the non-biodegradable waste once in two days,” he said.
There were plans to hold meetings with the residents of individual apartments on segregation and safe storage of waste, the Mayor said. Ward councillors, sanitary inspector, sanitary supervisors and the residential association office-bearers would take part in the meetings.

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