MCC plans two more compost units in city

To make waste segregation effective and to ensure that waste generated in the city is processed scientifically, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is planning to set-up two more composting units with a total capacity of 300 tonnes.

The corporation has identified places at Kesare and Rayanakere to set-up composting units with 200 and 100 tonnes capacity respectively. At present, there is one composting unit at a sewage treatment plant in JP Nagar.

Of the estimated 402 tonnes of waste generated everyday, by the residents and other sources, the unit can process 250 tonnes of bio-degradable waste and the remaining waste goes untreated. The compost is being supplied to farmers at affordable prices.

Proposal sentCorporation Health Officer Dr H Ramachandra said, the MCC had already sent a proposal to the State government for approval. The corporation will set-up a high-level and technical committee to chalk out a plan for the development of the units.

The works will be taken up as per the recommendations of expert teams and at an estimated cost of Rs 23 crore, he said.

Even though the zero waste management units are more than sufficient to segregate waste, scientific disposal need to be more effective. The new units will ensure effective disposal of waste and scientific segregation will be possible, he said.

In view of the future of the city, the corporation has planned large units. The city is growing rapidly and the quantity of waste will be more in the near future and scientific segregation is a must to maintain cleanliness and hygiene of the city.

The MCC is following the concept of segregation of waste at source into dry and wet. Various organisations and NGOs have joined hands with the civic body, he added. 

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