Chandigarh, October 3
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh has declared an office building in Sector 17 as a ‘Zero Waste Campus’.
City Mayor Sarbjit Kaur and MC Commissioner Anidita Mitra ensured all arrangements for garbage collection and scientific disposal here at the office premises today.
Explaining about the initiative, Kaur said that arrangements have been made to collect stationery waste i.e. paper and other items at the floor level. Red bins are placed in the women’s toilets for sanitary waste collection
Each floor and wet waste composter is placed in the canteen on the fifth floor.
E-waste container and old cloth container sit on the ground and a big composter for green waste is installed in the office premises.
She said that the hazardous waste would be disposed of scientifically by an NGO engaged with the MC to collect it once a week. Similarly, old clothes are collected by self-help groups, which are further used to make clothes bags and other items.
She said that the wet waste generated from the kitchen is processed in the wet waste composter, which has a capacity of 25 kg per day.
According to the mayor, sanitary waste is collected from the women’s toilet blocks in a red bin. It is further removed by science. Authorities concerned have been asked to install scrubbers in women’s toilets to manage sanitary waste, he said.
Mayor Sarbjit Kaur said that dry waste i.e. dry leaves and waste of vegetables and fruits are thrown in compost in the lawn of the office premises. Manure is used in flower beds and flower pots in the office premises. She said that all other sub-offices of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will soon become ‘Zero Waste Campus’.
Manure for use in flower beds
City Mayor Sarbjit Kaur said that solid waste i.e. dry leaves and vegetable waste is disposed of in compost in the lawn area of the office premises. Manure is used in flower beds and flower pots in the office premises. She said that all other sub-offices of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation will soon become ‘Zero Waste Campus’.