In Trichy the daily commercial and domestic waste being transported to the city corporation’s Aryamangalam dump yard has got reduced by an average of 90%.
This was made possible with the help of the Micro Compost Centres (MCC) established at 27 locations across the city. Besides the MCCs, a decentralised waste management model, initiatives such as MoUs with private institutes to utilise potential reusable waste as alternate fuel in cement factories have proven effective in preventing waste from further getting accumulated in the yard.
Trichy Corporation entered into an agreement with IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Limited to supply 24,000 metric tonnes of alternate fuel for two years. By bio-mining the fresh incoming waste, the firm would supply quality raw material (fuel having calorific value of more than 3,500 KJ/Kg) to private cement factories where the potential waste can be reused as fuel in boilers.
Apart from IL&FS, TCC recently signed an MoU with Dalmia Bharat Cements in Ariyalur to supply 15 metric tonne of alternate fuel per day made from city’s daily waste. Dalmia Bharat Cements will collect the reusable waste from the civic body through their own vehicle every day. Non-biodegradable waste including leather, plastic, and cloth from 27 MCCs will be sent to the cement factory
Plans are afloat to further reduce the waste heading to dump yard by opening five more MCC.