The Chennai Corporation will impose fines on those who don’t properly dispose of sanitary waste.
What’s it about? The Corporation announced a ₹100 fine for those who don’t properly dispose of sanitary napkins and diapers separately. It comes as officials noted people hadn’t been separately disposing of the waste, which could lead to health hazards.
- Corporation workers have found it difficult to segregate the waste in recovery centres. It will conduct awareness programs on the importance of segregating sanitary waste.
- A separate bin will be added to the vehicle that collects waste to make it easier for people. There’ll also be more incineration plants in the city’s dump yards to process the waste.
Processing waste: In 2020, the Corporation announced a fee in addition to property taxes to clear solid waste from households. For residents, it ranges from ₹10-100. For commercial establishments, it’s based on the quantity of garbage collected.