As a part of the zero waste Chennai project, the Chennai Corporation officials of Mylapore are conducting a door-to-door campaign to spread awareness regarding Solid Waste Management (SWM).
Chennai Corporation has tied up with Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group (CAG) to carry out this project.
Every morning from 8 am to 11 am, a group of officials including animators, conservancy inspectors, engineers and senior officials are visiting the apartment complexes, hotels and malls in their corresponding wards to issue notices regarding source segregation and SWM.
They are also urging the residents to implement composting of biodegradable waste within their apartment complex/hotel. The manure obtained from composting is intended to be used inside the complex’s garden.
“The main aim of the project is to minimize the garbage sent to the dump yards at Perungudi and Kodungaiyur by recycling and reuse of biodegradable waste through efficient composting practices,” says a Corporation official of ward 173.
At present, the compost yard of MRC Nagar has 8 pits. “About 120 to 130 kilos of biodegradable waste collected from ward 173 is composted daily and after 45 days, 40 kilos of manure is generated,” he says.
Later, the dried compost is packaged and sold to customers who seek them, says the official.
“We are also constructing a big compost yard at Thiruvanmiyur with 39 pits to aid us in the project,” he says.