Mumbai’s first construction debris processing unit on cards in Mulund
The BMC is likely to start work on the city’s first construction and demolition waste processing and recycling facility in Mulund (E) from June. On Monday, the BMC had allotted Rs 4.5 crore for this project in its budget for 2019-20.
Mumbai generates approximately 7,200 tonnes of waste every day, of which 1,200 tonnes is construction and demolition waste.
Civic officials said they have identified a 2.7-hectare site in Mulund (E) for the facility. “We are keen on setting up two plants each having a capacity to process 600 tonnes for processing and recycling construction and demolition waste daily,” said a civic official. “The contractor would be responsible for collection and recycling of waste as well as setting up a control room where people can call and inform if they notice construction and demolition waste lying in the city.”
The official added that citizens undertake construction work in their house or housing society but are not aware where to dispose the debris and dump it on roadside.