Thiruvananthapuram: After a successful trial run, the City Corporation is all set to introduce the advanced aerobic bins which are expected to revolutionise the ambitious decentralised waste management project.
The technical committee under the health wing chaired by Mayor V.K. Prasanth is scrutinising the feasibility of two different aerobic bin models, one made of steel and other one made of iron. The plan is to install 200 new aerobic bins by December 2019.
An official said that the Corporation will be giving utmost priority for the quality and durability of the aerobic bins. “Steel aerobic bins are more expensive compared to the one made of iron. We haven’t come to a conclusion. We are planning to give the option to communities. They can choose the model, maybe fund them. If this proposal works out we will be able to install it without going for a tender,” said the official.
According to authorities, aerobic bins made of galvanised iron will cost around `70,000 to `75,000. “We want the bins to be highly durable and the steel one will cost around `80,000 to `85,000. Our initial models are not that durable and this time we want them to last for a minimum of 10 years,” said
According to authorities, the portable aerobic bins will help reduce local protest as its not a permanent structure.
“We will ensure that the spot where we install the bin would be maintained beautifully so that the public will accept it,” said the official....