The civic body has issued global tenders for the disposal of dry waste generated in the city by the processing/recycling methods.
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified five places in the city, where dry waste processing units will be set up by the international firms. The civic body has issued global tenders for the disposal of dry waste generated in the city by the processing/recycling methods.
According to civic officials, land will be provided to international firms for the construction of dry waste processing units at two places each in eastern and western suburbs and one in the island city. They include 4,849 sq mt plot at Suraksha Garden in Colaba; 840 sq mt plot near Mahanagar Telephone Exchange at Bandra; 1,644 sq mt plot in Malavani at Malad; 5,000 sq mt plot in Shivaji Nagar at Deonar and 4,048 sq mt plot at Bhatwadi Crematorium in Ghatkopar.
As per civic data, about 800-1,000 metric tonnes of dry waste is generated in Mumbai every day. The dry waste processing units to be set up at these five places are expected to process and recycle nearly 100 metric tonnes of waste every day. Their capacity will be further extended up to 250 metric tonnes per day.
For the disposal of dry waste by processing/recycling, the BMC has invited global ‘Expressions of Interest’ and the last date for filing them is November 20.
“The EoIs have received a good response from international firms with over 30 agencies expressing their interest in the project. Their proposals will be evaluated by the committee after the deadline,” said assistant municipal commissioner (solid waste management) Kiran Dighavkar.
According to tender conditions, the collection, transportation of dry waste up to the processing centre and development of the required system will have to be arranged by the private firm. In addition to this, after transportation of dry waste from the housing societies/commercial organisations to the processing unit, further segregation of plastic, paper, metal etc and recycling/processing of waste will be the responsibility of private entity.
The selected agency will also have to provide website, toll free number, grie-vance redressal system etc. to redress citizen’s queries and grievances regarding the dry waste collection, said a civic official.