Around 200 tonnes of construction waste is generated every day in PIMPRI CHINCHWAD, and its management is a major problem with citizens dumping waste on the roadside and along rivers.
A proposal for a toll-free number to help citizens get rid of debris and construction waste will be tabled at the civic general body meeting next week. Three agencies have formed a joint venture for the transportation and processing of construction waste for a 15-year period on a design, build, operate, and transfer basis. The toll-free number will be active from 8am to 8pm all year round.
A processing plant, estimated at Rs30 lakh, will also be constructed at the garbage depot. After the general body’s approval, a work order would be issued to the agencies. They would be required to use a combination of processes like crushing, washing, screening and separation of waste to ensure maximum waste treatment and minimum landfill.
Until the municipal corporation frames bylaws in this regard, the entire system would be compliant with the construction and demolition rules of 2016.
Furthermore, the agencies would have to carry out tests to determine the useful constituents of the incoming waste material, which could be recovered and recycled.