MCC setting an example in waste disposal

MCC setting an example in waste disposal

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The efforts of the MCC in disposing waste generated at meat shops in the city have paid off well. If this method is replicated for collection and disposal of other forms of waste, Mysore can vouch for the ‘clean city’ title finds out DHNS

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has been doing a commendable job by collecting and disposing waste from meat shops and slaughter houses safely in an organised manner for the past eight months. The services are free of cost and is aimed at public interest.

The MCC has deployed five auto tippers and a mini truck for the purpose, which travel across 65 wards of the city, collecting waste from the slaughter house at Kesare and all chicken, mutton and fish selling outlets.

It is dumped at an enclosure at the 11-acre plot of the MCC near Naguvanahalli. Every Sunday, thus collected waste is buried in huge pits and let to decompose with the help of enzymes.
The autos, which are fitted with GPS (global positioning system) start collecting waste from 8 am till 2 pm. The movement of these vehicles are monitored at a control room. The animal waste is not mixed with other garbage, as it gives rise to pollution and foul smell.

Positive step
Following complaints that indiscriminate disposal of animal waste in residential areas has given rise to ferocious dogs, which are attacking people — especially children — the MCC has taken this positive step.

It had been noticed that shop owners were dumping waste body parts of animals along with other solid waste in bins, near parks, at water bodies and even in drainages.

Dogs used to feed on the waste and usually fight among themselves for a better share. Most of the times they used to hold such body parts in their mouth and drag it to residential areas.
Under such circumstances they used to attack people — either those walking or even speeding away on vehicles. Sometimes such parts were found in front of some people’s houses.There are some 400 meat shops in the city, which produce about 3 tonnes of waste everyday. So it is important to handle such huge quantity of waste in a proper way.

MCC veterinary doctor Lingaraju said: “The shop-keepers did not cooperate initially. But pamphlets were printed and circulated among them. Even then, they did not respond positively. Finally, a notice had be served on them all. Now, the system is working fine. The drivers of the tippers have the phone numbers of shop-keepers and in turn all shop-keepers have the numbers of the drivers. There is perfect coordination and cooperation.”

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