N Corpn shows where to dump construction waste

70 locations identified in six administrative zones

In order to ensure segregation of garbage generated at the source itself, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has identified 70 sites across its six administrative zones for dumping of construction and demolition waste.

Dumping of waste at places other than the designated locations would invite monetary punishments.

The step comes in wake of complaints of residents who mix construction and demolition (C&D) waste such as brick and mortar with the regular kitchen garbage, or dump the C&D at the dhalaos (garbage dumpyards).

The corporation officials said specific sites for dumping C&D have been identified to ensure that the garbage reaching the landfill sites do not get mixed with the C&D waste.

“The initiative has been taken to ensure that the recyclable and the kitchen garbage do not get mixed with C&D waste. Otherwise, segregation of the recyclable garbage from the mixed waste becomes a challenge. If the C&D waste is segregated at the source, they could straightaway go to the C&D plant where they are used to make bricks and tiles,” said North Corporation spokesperson, YS Mann.

The officials said the corporation is advertising about the identified locations and all the sites would be duly marked for the benefit of the residents. The officials said those violating the rule would be duly fined.

“The accumulation of construction debris on street is prohibited under the DMC Act and is a punishable offence. Therefore, all residents need to dump construction waste at designated spots,” said a senior corporation officer.

“It should not be dumped even in the garbage collection points or dhalaos or at any public place. Those found violating the rule would have to pay the cost of transporting the construction debris,” said the officer.

Out of the 70 locations earmarked for the purpose, 24 are in Rohini zone, 15 in Karol Bagh, 14 in Civil Lines zone, 10 in Sadar Paharganj, 5 in Narela and 2 in city zone. Similarly, the East Corporation has also identified 15 such locations in trans Yamuna area for the purpose.

In order to ensure proper disposal of the C&D waste, the North Corporation has also decided to charge those who seek the removal of debris for construction or renovation of buildings.

North Corporation officials said that under the new proposal, people will have to pay for the disposal of building material waste or malba at the time of getting the building plan approved. Currently, the civic body pays private agency, IL&FS, to pick up malba and transport it to the waste plant.

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