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Deal with solid waste on your own if it is more than 50kg, says AMC

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Business and residential welfare associations in the city that produce over 50 kg of solid waste will have to make arrangements on their own for disposal of the same.

In a notification issued by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) organisations that produce over 50 kg of solid waste will have to bifurcate the same into three categories- biodegrade, non-biodegradable, and domestic hazard waste. Of this, the biodegradable waste will have to be processed by them on their own or through an agency.

The AMC has asked all residential welfare associations, market associations and restaurants, and other commercial associations to give a self-declaration that they generate less than 50 kg of waste. This declaration is to be given by January 10.

The AMC said that if any association fails to declare the same by the given deadline they will be categorized as bulk waste generators.

What rules say about solid waste

As per the Municipal Corporation Management Rules of 2016 those who are categorized as bulk waste generators will have to dispose of and deal with a substantial part of the generated waste on their own.

If they fail to do so they will be considered to violate the Solid Waste Management Rules of 2016. A false declaration will also attract a penalty.

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Almost, 4000 Metric Tons of solid waste is generated from Ahmedabad on a daily basis. Nearly 50% of the entire waste is collected from municipal bins and from street sweeping. Street Sweeping is carried out on all 365 days by more than 12,500 workers.

Currently, more than 1300 metric tons of waste is collected from more than 1400,000 residences under the door/gate to dump concept introduce by the AMC.

1240 litter bins of 90 liters size have been installed at various public roads, main roads, public places, pavements, as well as traffic locations, where citizens can dispose their waste easily.

 

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