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 South corporation moves to cut landfill burden

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Dec 19, 2016 : With emphasis on segregation of waste into biodegradable, non-biodegradable and hazardous at the source itself, the south corporation's new regulations under Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2016 want bigger waste generators to carry out composting on the premises to reduce burden on landfill sites. The regulations will cover both individuals and bigger waste generators — RWAs, market associations, vendors and institutions occupying over 5,000 sq metre. Shailender Singh, its standing committee chairman, said, "We have learnt from our previous experiences. Apart from the central zone, the agreement with private waste collectors in the south and west zones have incorporated the features of SMW rules. It will come into action in a month or two." The regulations have been sent to the Delhi government for approval.

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