The Corporation’s initiative in Avadi to phase out bins has failed to control garbage hotspots.
What’s it about? Last year, the Corporation began an initiative to phase out bins at Avadi. It even strengthened its sanitary workforce to implement it, with more than 800 collecting garbage door-to-door. Some dustbins have remained on main roads, near bus stops and railway stations. However, many garbage hotspots have cropped up in residential areas.
- Some people aren’t aware of the retained bins and dump garbage in open spots. Sanitary workers say the door-to-door collection doesn’t work for people who leave home by 8 am.
- Some residents have complained that the workers don’t come regularly. However, the workers say that’s only on rare occasions, and they blow a whistle to let people know.
Who said what? The municipality’s sanitary officer Albert Arul Raj said people dump garbage in hotspots where dustbins were kept previously. One sanitary worker said some of the retained bins are half-full or empty. One shopkeeper in the area said the government should’ve informed people about the bins.