STOP MIXED WASTE PROCESSING * SUPPORT WASTE STREAM MANAGEMENT
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We enclose the PETITION signed by the citizens of Bengaluru for your kind consideration.
HAZARDS OF MIXED WASTE MANAGEMENT
1. Collecting mixed waste is against the SWM Rules, 2016, and the KMC Act which mandates segregation at source.
2. Incineration-dumping of mixed waste is unlawful and highly polluting.
3. Compost from mixed waste plants is highly toxic due to heavy metal contamination and should not at any cost be used for agricultural purposes.
4. Incineration of mixed waste leads to loss of recyclables, affects livelihoods of waste-pickers and the informal sector in general.
#SAY NO TO MIXED WASTE MANAGEMENT
PREVENT MIXED WASTE GENERATION (be it COLLECTION, PROCESSING or DUMPING)
1. Enforce the Plastic Ban and reduce the generation of mixed waste.
2. Enforce compliance from citizens to segregate at source.
3. Remove the one tonne underground bins in public places, which are unmanned and encourage mixed waste dumping.
4. Blacklist collection and transportation contractors who collect mixed waste and dump it indiscriminately.
5. Take action against Field Officials for incompetence and inefficiency in implementation.
6. Enforce Construction and Debris (C&D) management.
#STOP CENTRALISED MIXED WASTE PROCESSING
1. Stop the expensive centralised large-capacity WtE mixed waste processing projects.
2. Stop backdoor entry of mixed waste processing into the existing BBMP SWM plants.
# Support WASTE STREAM MANAGEMENT (with SEGREGATION AT SOURCE- SEGREGATED COLLECTION) -
1. Implement the Ward Micro Plan.
2. Honour the existing O&M contracts for 2,300 tonnes per day at the existing SWM plants (composting and biomethanation) with full supply of segregated organic waste and timely payments.
3. Support dry waste management through dedicated ward-wise dry waste door-to-door collection by DWCCs being operated by the informal sector; set up. 4. Aggregation Centres in all zones for aggregating low-value, no-value non-recyclable dry waste and its buyback either by RDF plants or dispatch it to co-processing plants.
5. Enforce onsite management by Bulk Generators and announce cess waiver for those who have been compliant.
6. Set up multiple low-cost, small-volume ward-level wet waste processing facilities.
7. Set up leaf composting units in all wards.
8. Set up e-waste collection centres.
9. Set up animal waste processing, rendering plants.
10. Set up sanitary landfills.
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