GHMC Streamlines C&D Waste Management to Curb Illegal Dumping

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GHMC: Hyderabad’s rapid growth has led to a surge in construction activity and a significant increase in construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Illegal dumping of C&D waste is a common problem in the city, posing a threat to water bodies, damaging roads, and causing traffic congestion.

To address this issue, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is streamlining the process of C&D waste collection and transportation, in addition to creating awareness about responsible waste management.

Two agencies have been contracted to collect C&D waste from door to door and transport it to 12 Secondary Collection Transfer Points (SCTPs) located across the city. Citizens can raise a request through the MY GHMC app or contact the concerned agencies directly.

Hyderabad C&D Private Limited is responsible for collecting building waste from the remaining areas of the city. For Kapra, Musheerabad, Secunderabad, Khairatabad, Mehdipatnam, Charminar, Jubilee Hills, and other areas, Soma Srinivas Reddy Engineers and Contractors are responsible for collecting the waste.

Every day, these contractors collect and transport around 750 metric tonnes (MT) of C&D waste. The cost of transporting the waste varies depending on the area, but contractors can transport the waste directly to the SCTP at a reduced cost.

All the waste collected at the SCTPs is then sent to C&D waste recycling plants in Fathullaguda, Malkajgiri, Shamshabad, and Thumukunta, which together can recycle 2000 metric tonnes of waste per day.

The GHMC has also imposed penalties on unauthorized transportation of C&D waste. A penalty of Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 is levied for the first and second offenses respectively. For the third offense, along with a fine of Rs 1,00,000, the vehicle used for transportation will also be confiscated.

The GHMC’s efforts to streamline C&D waste management are expected to reduce illegal dumping and promote responsible waste management in the city.

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