From October 2, BMC will discontinue collecting waste from bulk generators that produce more than 100 kg per day.
Mumbai: Starting Friday, the K-east ward in Andheri is hosting an exhibition to showcase technology to treat waste. The exhibition is a platform provided by BMC to 45 companies to put up their booths showcasing various techniques to treat waste, and is part of the civic body’s zero garbage project in the city. The three-day exhibition titled Zero Waste Fest has been organised by officials of the ward and is open to residents and commercial outlets.
According to officials, total 45 companies from Bangalore and Pune are participating. Machines such as organic waste converters and biogas models are on display with each machine boasting a different waste-treating capacity. The capacities range from 25 kg to 100 kg waste. Devendrakumar Jain, assistant municipal commissioner, K-east ward, said, “We came to know about different tactics for wet waste management through this exhibition on Friday. Initially, we thought it takes 15 days to a month to get manure but on Friday we saw that manure can be obtained in a single day with new technology.”
From October 2, BMC will discontinue collecting waste from bulk generators that produce more than 100 kg per day. “Before we discontinue, we wanted to educate people about wet waste management,” said Mr Jain.