To improve solid waste management system in Puri, the district administration and the Puri Municipality have decided to launch door-to-door garbage collection in this holy city. The municipal body would arrange vehicles to collect solid waste from people’s doorsteps. The civic body would sell waste materials like glass bottles and plastic items to scrap dealers and it would produce compost by using biodegradable waste.
Bijay Kumar Dash, Executive Officer, Puri Municipal, said around 110 tonnes of solid waste is generated in the city every day. The residents often dump garbage on the streets. “Dumping of garbage here and there has been causing unhygienic atmosphere in the Holy City. Besides, many drains are choked by garbage and solid waste,” Dash said.
According to Dash, the administration would soon launch a campaign to create awareness on the door-to-door garbage collection plan.“Our vehicles will cover each street of the city. The vehicles would have separate cabins to collect biodegradable waste and other waste. We will produce compost from biodegradable waste,” Dash said.