Pimpri News : PCMC will no longer accept unsegregated waste from industrial units

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The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation and Bhosari MIDC, and other industrial areas are currently in conflict over the issue of non-segregated waste. The PCMC has announced that it will no longer accept non-segregated waste, while the industrial units have opposed the decision.

As of April 1, the PCMC has stopped collecting non-segregated waste from the industrial units in the MIDC area, and is now only collecting segregated dry, wet, and non-hazardous waste. This move has affected over 4,000 small, medium, and large industrial units in the region.

Municipal corporation vehicles are now going door-to-door to collect segregated waste, with around 90% of the waste being dry waste and only 10% being wet waste. The PCMC has warned that it will impose fines ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 50,000 on industrial units found not segregating their waste.

PCMC has also decided to collect Rs 200 per month from every industrial unit for the collection of segregated waste. Municipal commissioner Shekhar Singh announced the decision at a press conference held on March 31 at the PCMC headquarters.

The PCMC has pointed out that the MIDC was originally responsible for garbage collection and disposal. However, the PCMC has decided to take over this responsibility and has asked the industrial units to dispose of their hazardous waste at the Ranjangaon plant.

This conflict between the PCMC and the industrial units highlights the importance of proper waste management practices, especially in industrial areas. The PCMC‘s decision to only accept segregated waste may lead to cleaner and more sustainable industrial practices. 

“The Ranjangaon plant is where industrial units are meant to dispose of their hazardous waste, according to the civic government. Hazardous and non-hazardous refuse should never be mixed. Additionally, the separation of dry and wet refuse is a laborious process, industrial units put forth their best efforts in order to assist us by giving us segregated waste,” said Ajay Charthankar, deputy municipal commissioner PCMC

“To pick up the trash on the property, there aren’t enough cars. A vehicle used to be on the move all day. It does not practise garbage segregation; in addition, trash is dumped in the MIDC region. Officials should personally tour the area to conduct the survey. Following that, a strict choice should be put into action,” said Abhay Bhor, President Forum Of Small Scale Industries Association. 

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