Palike likely to waive garbage cess from bulk generators

Palike likely to waive garbage cess from bulk generators

Palike likely to waive garbage cess from bulk generators

The Bruhat Bangalore Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is said to be contemplating on dropping bulk garbage generators from its purview to streamline solid waste management.

“We are receiving a lot of recommendations to allow bulk waste generators to set up their own waste-processing units. A final decision will be taken soon in this regard,” said Ramandeep Choudhary, Additional Commissioner, Solid Waste Management.

The Palike will now be approaching the State government to intensify the process.
“A few apartment complexes have installed the plants and are working towards zero waste management. Though we are on a fast-track process of exempting bulk waste generators from the BBMP purview, it will still take time to get the nod from the State government. We are already in the process of leasing out the lands to the Bruhat Bangalore Hotels’ Association to set up waste-processing units,” said Siddaiah, BBMP Commissioner.

Bulk generators that include hotels, apartment complexes and marriage halls generate more than 1,500 tonnes of waste evert day.

One of the Palike officials maintained that the BBMP was also planning to waive the  garbage cess for bulk generators.

Presently, bulk  generators pay a garbage cess of between Rs 100 and Rs 1,500 a month.

Welcoming the move, solid waste management expert committee member N S Ramakanth said, “Apartments classified as bulk generators pay a huge garbage cess, and sometimes the Palike does not lift waste. It would be good if the apartment complexes themselves have an in-house facility, but the Palike should keep tabs on them.”