Centralized Processing Units in Aurangabad for Waste Disposal

Maharashtra Urban Development Mission Directorate as part of a set of distinct measures, will be implementing via Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on immediate, short-term and long-term basis a sustainable solution to waste disposal.

The city will soon have centralised processing facilities with capacity of 300 tonne per day (TPD) and 100 TPD for wet and dry waste, respectively as part of the long-term solution to address the ongoing garbage disposal issue.

A biomethanation plant of 30 TPD capacity with power generation from bio-gas is also on the cards.

The method of windrow composting that involves production of compost from organic waste followed by screening is being used for waste disposal. The immediate measures involve transportation of waste from open dump to processing facility, arrangement of screening machine and related accessories.

“Expenditure to the tune of Rs 3.39 crore has been allocated for immediate measures.

The short-term plan involves de-centralised waste processing at zone level. The processing of wet waste will be done by pit composting followed by screening of compost, while dry waste will be disposed using material recovery facility, where segregation will be done followed by shredding and bailing.

The state has asked AMC to develop these facilities within a span of two months with financial outlay of Rs 12.10 crore.

The long-term plans emphasizes on setting up of the three plants. It also dwells upon waste dumped at Naregaon.

Stating that approximately 15 lakh tonne of waste is dumped at Naregaon depot, the solid waste management plan proposes capping of the waste. A sum of Rs 25 crore has been kept aside for scientific capping of old dump at Naregaon.