Chennai apartment vows to turn green waste into manure
Chennai: Responding to the piling garbage load in their apartments about 200 families from Ambattur on Saturday came forward to recycle the waste.
Participating in the campaign kick started by the city corporation to recycle waste generated in their housing colony, residents of Panchsheel apartments, in Ambattur industrial estate, started segregating the waste.
"The apartment will be divided into four different sections. The segregated green waste will be collected in the dumping sections. "Every house generates around 100 grams of green waste per day, with more than 400 houses in the apartment all the recyclable waste will now be turned in to compost. Having learnt to process the waste, we are confident about producing quality manure," said Meena Chaubbria, president of Panchsheel apartments.
Residents will segregate the waste from their houses and green waste collected in all the burial sections will be mixed with cow dung and water. The compost can be used after 40 days as manure, she said.
Chennai corporation took up this eco-friendly initiative last year under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and was implemented in 15 zones of the Corporation. Under this initiative, green waste collection was carried out in burial grounds in Mylapore, Nungambakkam and Teynampet, said a senior corporation official.
"The manure generated can be used for apartment park initially, but as other apartments are also planning to join hands for the same, the corporation can purchase and resell the manure," zonal officer Balasubramaniayan said. He also wanted more apartments and restaurants to join the civic body in composting the green waste.