Advanced garbage collection system launched in M'luru

Advanced garbage collection system launched in M'luru

Mangaluru city is all set to become the first city in Karnataka to implement advanced garbage collection system, from February 1.

The ambitious two - package garbage collection system in MCC (Mangalore City Corporation) limits in lines with the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000, was inaugurated on Friday.

Launching the system, Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake said the government was committed to maintain cleanliness through effective implementation of garbage collection system and sewage treatment plants (STP). “All efforts will be made to make Mangaluru free from Malaria,” he added.

Under Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental Management Project (Kudcemp II), Mangaluru has received Rs 288 crore and will be used for providing UGD (underground drainage) facilities.

To overcome the shortage of staff in the MCC, “We have taken approval for filling the sanctioned posts through KPSC. The KPSC will issue a notification on the same shortly.
A proposal on “Smart city”  by including Mangaluru, has been submitted to the Centre. Action plan for the third phase of Nagarothana project has been given approval, he said.

Deer park

The minister said the deer park at Kadri will be developed at a cost of Rs 4.97 crore. As much as Rs 2.5 crore has been released for developing parks and burial grounds in Mangaluru.
The new vented dam at Thumbe is being jointly constructed by the MCC and the government at an estimated cost of Rs 75 crore.

The work on the UGD and drinking water will be initiated in all ULBs in Dakshina Kannada district.

About the system

Under the advanced system, Mangaluru city has been divided into two zones (North and South). The duration of the contract with Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt Ltd is seven years.

Step by step, cent per cent door-to-door garbage collection will be achieved.
Collected waste will be transported using hydraulic vehicles to landfill site.

The contractors will deploy 55 mini tippers, 16 compactors, 700 employees, one street sweeping machine and three drain cleaning machines to maintain cleanliness.

In the North zone, 29 wards will be covered and the annual expense is Rs 7.95 crore.

The contractors will clean four beaches coming under the zone. In the South zone, 31 wards are covered and the annual expense is Rs 9.67 crore.

Dry waste

Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt Ltd CEO Tarjinder Singh said that wet waste will be collected six days in a week and dry waste will be collected on every Wednesday.
The door-to-door collection of garbage will commence from February 1.


He said “initially we will replace the existing system of garbage collection. Programmes will be chalked out along with the MCC in creating awareness among general public on segregation of waste at the source.”

“In Mangaluru, we have to collect 200 tonnes of garbage daily. The compactors will have a facility to compress garbage filled in it and during compression, the moisture content will get stored in a separate tank in it.

Thus garbage up to six tonness could be filled in per vehicle, he added.