Kozhikode apartments adopt bio-digester bins for SWM

KOZHIKODE: Around 10 apartments in Kozhikode corporation have come forward expressing their readiness to adopt the bio-digester bin and pot-based waste disposal methods for discarding generated solid waste at the source level.

The apartment associations held a meeting in April first week to opt for the scheme proposed by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association India (CREDAI) under its Clean City Movement (CCM).

CREDAI has already successfully executed the scheme in Kochi. It will set up the two units of waste disposal facility at the apartments opting for scheme.

The unit has the capacity to treat the waste generated by 40 units in an apartment complex.

The civic body hired two different agencies – Centre for Research and Development in Health, Hygiene and Environment (CRDHHE) for house-level installation of aerobic waste disposal method and CREDAI for waste disposal at the apartments to achieve the target of zero waste generation civic body.

Through the move, the civic body plans to reduce the amount of waste dumped at Njeliyanparamba trenching ground. At present, on an average 50 to 60 tonnes of waste is being dumped at the trenching ground daily.

P M Babu, project coordinator, of CREDAI bio-waste management project said, “Around 10 apartments in the city have already expressed their willingness to opt for bio-digester bins for the disposal of waste. The CREDAI aims at covering all the apartments in the city under its CCM scheme by June,” he said.

Meanwhile, corporation health officer M M Vijayan said the civic body will resume the work for the execution of source disposal of waste methods that was halted following the assembly elections.

Credits ET Realty

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