Chandigarh: With an aim to process sanitary waste scientifically, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has processed 6000 Kg of domestic sanitary waste in the month of August.
While sharing this big achievement, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh said that finally the problem of scientific disposal of daily sanitary waste was over. She said started from August 3rd, 2022, the MCC vehicles collected the sanitary waste separately from the households of city beautiful and from the three designated common collection points of MCC including Material Recovery Facility cum Garbage Transfer Centre (MRF/GTC), industrial area Ph-1, MRF/GTC industrial area Ph-2 and MRF/GTC at Sector 25, Chandigarh, the same has been got processed off scientifically through incineration at Industrial area phase-I, Chandigarh.
She said that daily monitoring system has been set up ight from the collection of sanitary waste in separate compartment upto its scientific disposal. She said that it was a big challenge before the MCC that what to do with menstrual waste, which is a prominent source of microbial contamination.
She said that MCC started collection of sanitary waste from the residents every day long back but its scientific disposal was the main problem. Now through a local authorized agency, which has all facilities of incineration of biomedical of waste, the sanitary waste is being set processed on daily basis.
She further said that even if citizen wrap the sanitary napkins in a newspaper and then throw it in a dustbin, it leads to a prolific growth of microorganisms in absence of an immediate collection system. This becomes a threat to human health and to avoid this, the MCC has provided special dustbins which are covered with anti-microbial linings to the dealing staff of the sanitary waste at the MRF stations.
The Commissioner said that the MCC has made waste segregation compulsory in the city and accordingly, residents were asked to segregate wet, dry, hazardous and sanitary waste and the same are being collected separately through waste collection vehicles of MCC on daily basis which are further disposed off scientifically.
She further said that the MCC will act against those who do not practice waste segregation at its source. The MCC has already conducted several rounds of awareness drives on the implementation of waste segregation system and insisting residents in the city segregate waste at its source for several years.