MCC set up declare its Sec 17 office Zero Waste Campus


DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh declared its office building at sector 17 'Zero Waste Campus'. Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor and Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC checked all the arrangements of collection of waste and its scientific disposal at the office premises, today. While explaining about the initiative, Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor said that provisions have been made at floor level to collect stationery waste i.e. paper and other items; red colored bins for sanitary waste collection have been provided at each toilet block of ladies at every floor; wet waste composter in canteen at fifth floor. While e-waste container and old cloth container have been provided at ground floor besides providing big composter for green waste in the lawn of the office compound. She said that hazardous waste will be disposed of scientifically by an NGO engaged with the MCC to collect the e-waste once in a week. Similarly old cloths will be collected by Self Help Groups for further disposal in making cloth bags and other items. She further said that wet west generated from kitchen at canteen will be processed in a wet waste composter having capacity of 25 Kg per day. The Mayor said that sanitary waste will be collected in red coloured bins from the ladies toilet blocks, which will be further disposed off scientifically. She said that officers concerned have been asked to install shredders to manage sanitary waste in the ladies toilets. (editor@dailyworld.in)




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