Hyderabad: Dumping yards have now been given a new name — dry resource centres. All plastic and paper waste will be segregated from wet waste and dumped at 50 ‘dry resource centres’. These will be a purchase point for dry waste. A kilo of waste will be sold for Rs 5 to Rs 8. ITC is a major purchaser.
South zone municipal commissioner Srinivas Reddy said, “Dry reso-urce centre will be where plastic and other waste segregated from wet garbage will be dumped for sale. It will include mainly plastic, paper, rubber, tin and other recyclable raw material. The GHMC has proposed to set up 50 such centres in the city. This is being done to achieve 100 per cent solid waste segregation.”
Another object of this move is to inculcate the habit of source segregation of waste into wet and dry waste among citizens, to recover recycle dry waste like paper, plastic, metal, glass and other materials which go into landfills. ITC has initiated an all-out waste campaign with the help of the GHMC.
The company staff has begun a campaign on wet- dry waste segregation. For this they have appointed community resource personnel, each of which covers 1,000 houses. They educate residents about waste segregation at house level.
Cigarette-to-paper maker ITC also purchases dry waste from the Rajendra Nagar dry resource centre and sells it to other companies.
Recently, ITC tied up with private schools, to educate and motivate school students about the significance of source segregation of waste....