Housing complexes in Kolkata to treat own waste
Keeping in toes with the revised national Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, some housing complexes and societies in Kolkata have started installing compost machines on their premises to treat the solid waste generated by residents. This has reduced their dependency on local municipal bodies.
While Merlin Group, Belani Housing Development Ltd and South City Residents’ Association have already taken up the initiative, all other developers under Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai) are planning to implement the same in all their onging and upcoming projects.
According to the waste management rules, all residents’ welfare and market associations, gated communities and institutions with an area of more than 5,000sqm should segregate waste at source — into valuable dry waste like plastic, tin, glass and paper — and handover recyclable material to either authorized waste pickers or recyclers or to the urban local body.