With tonnes of garbage being generated in the city per day, the amount of scraps piling up in Bangalore has reached alarming heights. The BBMP has taken an initiative to curb this issue in the city by implementing one of the widest waste segregation drives in India. This has been in effect for the past two years and is still continuing to improve the waste management scenario in Bangalore.
What is Waste Segregation?
In the most layman terms, waste segregation is separating dry waste from wet waste, so that the dry scraps can be recycled and the wet ones can be composted.
BBMP has set a few guidelines for waste segregation in Bangalore:
Mixing of Different Waste Types:
BBMP has requested the residents to refrain from mixing wet waste with other garbage such as garden waste, dry waste, and sanitary waste. Wet waste will be collected on a daily basis, at a particular time determined by the assigned workers.
Use of Plastic Bags for Wet Waste Collection
The civic authority has asked the residents to avoid the use of plastic bags while handing over wet waste. Such kind of garbage should be put into bins or vehicles that are brought to every resident’s house. BBMP can