Proactive residents' welfare associations

Proactive residents' welfare associations

Not depending much on BBMP, a few RWAs and active community groups in the city have taken steps to manage waste on their own in their respective localities. For instance, the Kalyan Nagar Waste Management Committee (KWMC) formed by residents have roped in 23 pourakarmikas to collect waste from 2,500 residents of the locality. While the wet waste is turned into compost through a waste processing unit set up by residents,  dry waste collected is recycled and sent to private companies.

Similarly, two and half years ago, in Malleswaram, a group of ten volunteers started an initiative called “We care for Malleswaram.”  Explains a member of this group, Meenakshi Bharath, “Residents of various lanes have started composing the wet waste after we held these awareness programmes. Dry waste is handed over to the Dry Waste Collection Centre ( DWCC) nestled in the area.”

Getting proactive on the same lines are residents of Sobha Ruby apartment in Peenya Industrial Area.

They have been segregating the waste  much before the Palike made waste segregation at source compulsory. The collected wet waste is processed at the waste processing plant, for which the dwellers themselves had raised funds in 2011.

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