In a bid to improve its ranking on the Garbage-Free Cities (GFC) list as part of Swachh Survekshan 2021, The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is working towards eliminating dumper bins across the city. Towards this initiative, GVMC started withdrawing a few bins where hired vehicles are being used to collect garbage from each ward to take the initiative forward. The main problem lies with dumper bins is that garbage stays there till being cleared, attracting flies, insects, and rodents. It wants to change the waste collection dynamics by working on a robust solid waste collection and management system.
Speaking to Hello Vizag on one of the aspects of GFC rating G. Srijana GVMC Commissioner said that when the door-to-door collection is strong and transportation of waste is efficient, we think dumper bins are not required. Except for litter bins, there is no need for compactor bins or dumper bins. So, it requires proper planning because sometimes the vehicles may not be able to collect garbage from houses due to vehicle breakdown or some other reasons. If that kind of cases happen and we get the information, we can send a GVMC vehicle. The need of the hour is proper communication, she said.
The GVMC commissioner also said that the corporation has 250 hired vehicles working on door-to-door garbage collection. We will start removing bins in only a few areas, which will amount to the removal of 16-20% of the total number of bins. And if this works out successfully, we will extend this initiative in other areas also,” she said.
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