12-01-2018 10:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Mysuru sets an example in waste management
Mysuru, the heritage city of Karnataka is turning tonnes of garbage into cash by implementing an efficient waste management system. Residents are encouraged to segregate waste into dry waste and wet waste. Mysuru boasts of door-to-door garbage collection.
Sanitary workers collect the garbage and send the load to nine recycling centers, 47 dry waste collection centres and a compost plant. At the centres, the trash is segregated, with reusable items such as bottles, metal, footwear and plastic cups being sold to scrap dealers.
The rest is composted and sent to farmers. The compost plant generates 200 tonnes a day. Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) gets Rs 6 lakh as royalty from ILFS (who operates the biggest compost plant), while processing centres earn another ₹24,000 a month by selling dry waste.