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Trial run of new garbage collection scheme begins

Source: The Hindu, New Delhi, Date: , 2009

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi started its much talked about door-to-door garbage collection scheme on a trial basis in two city wards here in Delhi on July 20, 2009. The two wards are Shalimar Bagh in Rohini Zone and Model Town in Civil Lines Zone.MCD Standing Committee chairman Ram Kishan Singhal said: “We were supposed to begin the scheme in its entirety in the Rohini and Civil Lines Zone by July 20, however that will take more time. The scheme’s official inauguration would only be possible in another month or so as we are likely to face opposition from local sweepers and trash collectors.” This garbage will be transported to the old landfill sites initially and once the new sanitary landfill sites are ready we would be transporting the entire garbage there and processing it to ensure minimum waste pile up,” he added. The scheme involves collection of waste after primary segregation into biodegradable and non-biodegradable, transferring these to processing plants for recycling or compost production and sending the remaining parts to sanitary landfill sites. Auto-tippers will travel from door to door collecting garbage while the local dumping grounds known was /dalaos/ will be phased out.