To avoid mismanagement of garbage collection at the ward level, the BBMP has called ward-wise tenders to dispose of waste. This will include the collection and segregation of wet waste, sanitary waste and street sweeping waste, and secondary transportation of segregated wet and street sweeping waste in all 198 wards.
BBMP special commissioner Randeep D told DH: “There is a standing high court order that the tender on SWM has to be called in a decentralised manner and in packages for each ward. The contractor who will successfully bid for the tender will collect the wet waste. Earlier, both dry and wet waste used to be collected by the same contractor.”
The tender cost is pegged at Rs 435 crore. The last date to submit the bids is February 20. "This move will encourage people to segregate waste at source," he added.