The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to make segregation of dry and wet waste compulsory for societies, starting from parts of south Mumbai this week, following the Deonar dumping ground fire.
The BMC will appeal to 169 societies in A ward, including Colaba, Marine Drive, Fort and Ballard Estate, to start segregating garbage, starting Tuesday. Societies can treat wet waste within their premises and dispose of only the dry waste, which the BMC can recycle.
The officials are responding to the ‘Save Deonar’ campaign, initiated in the ward to train societies about the benefits of waste segregation, by the Clean Mumbai Foundation and Mumbai First. Kiran Dighavkar, ward officer, A ward said, “We have told citizens that we will undertake the three-stage process to better waste management practices here.”
The city generates about 9,000 metric tonnes of waste everyday, which is dumped at Mulund, Deonar and Kanjurmarg dumping grounds.