SMC continues awareness programs on waste segregation

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KL Desk

Srinagar

Continuing with its awareness program on waste segregation at source, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Thursday organised awareness program at various areas in the city including Raj Bagh, Jawahar Nagar and Hyderpora.

According to SMC Media Relation Officer, the Joint Commissioner (Adm) SMC Fayaz Ahmed Balla during his visit to all the areas had an interactive session with the households and the shopkeepers on the significance of segregation of biodegradable and non biodegradable waste.

“Color coded bins both green and blue were distributed among the households in his presence,” said the spokesman.

“The non biodegradable waste (plastic, bottles) shall be collected once a week where as the biodegradable waste (kitchen waste, leftovers, vegetables) shall be lifted on rest of the days”, the spokesman quoted Balla.

The waste shall be lifted from the collection points where SMC shall install the colour coded green/yellow and blue/white smart bins for the separate collection and transportation of waste material lifted at source level (households), the officer added

“This will help in decomposing the waste separately and scientifically at our landfill dumping site Achan where SMC has recently started the Bio remedial plant to make the place stink free”.

The programs were organised under the supervision of Chief Sanitation Officer Manzoor Ahmed Tarray, she added.

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