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New effort to streamline waste collection in Coimbatore

New effort to streamline waste collection in Coimbatore

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The city corporation is all set to streamline the door-to-door garbage collection by redefining routes for the light commercial vehicles used for the same and ensuring the daily collection process.

The move comes after corporation officials, who recently tracked the movement of the vehicles with the help of GPS, found they were not following the routes assigned to them and not collecting the waste regularly.

There are more than 200 light commercial vehicles involved in door-to-door garbage collection. “The vehicles have to stick to the route allotted to them and ensure door-to-door garbage collection daily. But they were collecting waste only on alternative days, while not following the route that was assigned to them,” a corporation official said.

Corporation commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara said the routes for each vehicle would be redefined while ensuring that they follow the same without any fail. Pointing out that the vehicles were sent to commercial buildings on a priority basis to collect waste so far, he said now the priority would be to collect household garbage.

“Men and machinery will be deployed to clear waste from commercial units only after completing the door-to-door waste collection from houses every morning. The residents needn’t have to carry waste and dump it in bins,” he said.

A health official with the city corporation, meanwhile, said after ensuring compliance with segregation of degradable and non-degradable waste at source, they would also ensure segregation of wet and solid waste at source.

The city corporation is also working on making all the micro composting centres functional. “While most of the centres proposed under the smart city scheme are ready, only a few of them have become operational so far.

The micro composting centres will help us deal with the garbage locally and we needn’t have to take it to Vellalore dump yard,” another official told. It’s happening that the corporation workers fail to collect garbages from houses sometimes and also they didn’t come to their allotted area some days.

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