Gurugram: Still not segregating waste? Fine for foodies now, PG | Gurgaon news | Tech Reddy

Gurugram: Still not segregating waste?  Fine for foodies now, PG |  Gurgaon news

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Gurugram: The municipal corporation on Saturday issued challans of Rs 5,000 each to five paying guest (PG) accommodation and restrooms for not handing over segregated waste to collectors.
So far, the civic body had only issued challans for vehicles carrying mixed waste and bulk waste generators (BWGs) such as hotels and hospitals for violating norms.
A dhaba owner was also fined Rs 5,000 on Saturday. From November 20, the MCG has made it mandatory for everyone to segregate waste before handing it over to collectors. Corporation teams are working on the ground to inform residents about waste segregation and collectors are rejecting mixed waste.
“Till now, we were only charging bulk generators. But, now our focus is on commercial units, especially PGs, hotels and restaurants that generate 50 kg or more waste a day. We have stopped accepting mixed waste from residents. So, we are not issuing any challan to them now,” said Naresh Kumar, MCG Joint Commissioner, Swachh Bharat Mission.
Officials said that since people started segregating waste, more composting units were needed for wet waste. Officials said composting pits at the Carterpuri Material Recovery Facility (MRF) were opened to accommodate wet waste, but the facility is yet to become operational.
The MRFs at Ullawas and South City-II are also yet to start functioning after residents protested against the facility.
Since mandatory waste segregation was announced, there have been a few incidents of violence against collectors.
“Initially, when we started the drive, there were people who were not giving segregated waste. But since then, the response has improved significantly. Because when we go to collect waste, NGO teams that join us at the MCG. And residents’ garbage. Inform them about the importance of sorting. The type of waste is explained to them so that they know about dry and wet waste,” said Israr Ahmad, a waste collector.
Last year also, the MCG had announced that only segregated waste would be collected from November 11. However, 100% waste segregation could not be achieved. A survey conducted by MCG’s solid waste management concessionaire Ecogreen said only 36% of households in the city are segregating their waste.


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