The BBMP is planning to set up five new C&D waste processing plants in the city.
Story so far: Five new construction and demolition (C&D) waste processing facilities are being planned by the BBMP for the city using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The Bangalore Solid Waste Management Limited (BSWML), established to manage the city’s solid waste, is working out the specifics to set up four plants.
- Four plants will have a capacity of 500 tonnes per day (TPD) and one with a 1,000 TPD capacity.
Illegal dumping: Officials of the BBMP attribute the issue to widespread illegal dumping. People frequently dump C&D rubbish in remote locations late at night, according to BBMP Chief Marshal Rajbir Singh. Marshals saw this illegal dumping taking place in deserted lots, dark roadways, and lakebeds.