35 citizens spare landfills of 10 tonnes of waste

35 citizens spare landfills of 10 tonnes of waste


While most citizens in the city are just discarding their waste through Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)’s pourakarmikas, about 35 residents in the city have found a new way to prevent more than 10 tonnes of waste from accumulating in landfills.

A few residents of RMV 2nd Stage, Sanjaynagar, Whitefield and Koramangala send only dry waste to the BBMP. The wet waste is handed over once a week to Bioman Technologies, a company that provides solutions for kitchen and wet waste disposal.

Shweta Sharma, a resident of RMV 2nd Stage said, “I used to segregate wet waste from dry waste all along but the BBMP men used to mix them up, rendering all the effort a waste. Now, I give out the wet waste only once or twice a week. But, what happens to the waste till then?"

“Microbial powder is sprayed on the wet waste and it helps in completely reducing the smell. So, instead of disposing of it daily, they can get rid of it once or twice a week. This helps in reducing the amount of waste sent to BBMP on a daily basis and hence the load on the landfill will be reduced,” said T S Subbaiah, from Bioman.

The residents also shell out Rs 300 for the services rendered by the company. They are not worried that they are spending money on waste. “I get compost from them. And they always ensure that nothing goes wrong with the service. Moreover, this helps in segregating waste which is very important,” believes Sharma.

All 35 users were recognised as ‘Earth Warriors’ at an event organised by the company on Friday.

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