Thane housing societies get 3 months extension to plan their waste management system
The residents of large housing complexes in the lake-city, who were supposed to start their individual wet waste management process by July 15, have been given over three additional months to plan it out, thanks to the intervention of guardian minister Eknath Shinde.
In an attempt to take its first step to turn Thane into a zero-waste city, the Thane Municipal Corporation sent out notices to housing societies which have an area of over 5000sq.mts and commercial complexes which generate over 100kgs of waste daily to find an eco-friendly way to manage their wet waste themselves by June 15.
The notice also mentioned that societies failing to adhere to this notice would be fined and their garbage would not be collected by the civic waste collection vans.
As some of these denizens were unaware of the steps to be taken to adopt this zero waste system within the deadline and many others were riddled with questions about the sudden added responsibility, it was moved by a month till July 15.