The BBMP noted that tonnes of green waste piled up at different locations as Dasara celebrations are being held without any Covid restrictions this year.
Story so far: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) collected about 200 tonnes of green waste on Wednesday after the Dasara festivities. The cleaning work was affected as many pourakarmikas and contractors were celebrating the festival and were engaged in puja.
- It was noted that vendors selling plantain stems, mango leaves and flowers left the waste after the business was over.
- Ash gourd was littered around on the street and in small areas after the puja.
Green waste: Harish Kumar, the Solid Waste Management Commissioner, noted that since green waste does not have a foul smell like animal waste, it can be handled easily and used as manure after processing. He also pointed out that bigger garbage piles were observed in market areas.