Plans use of reprocessed C&D waste in road construction
Hyderabad: After taking the lead in handling construction and demolition waste by establishing some of the biggest facilities in South India, Hyderabad is now planning use of recycled C&D waste products in road construction and to increase private sector participation, for which the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is looking to collaborate with the Government of Victoria, Australia.
Through the international collaboration, GHMC is aiming at support for policy learnings and technology transfer and to enhance quality control, apart from to develop recycle policies with requisite mandates for efficient C&D waste management.
At a virtual C&D Waste Management workshop between Hyderabad and Victoria here on Thursday, hosted by Global Victoria, MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar said Telangana had already constructed two facilities at Jeedimetla and Fathullaguda and was planning to construct two more facilities within the city to create a total processing capacity of 2,000 TPD. Six more C&D waste processing facilities were planned across the State via a cluster mechanism, implying that there should be one facility for a group of urban local bodies.
Inviting international private sector participation in the upcoming facilities and emphasising on the need for innovative technology for waste management, Arvind Kumar also said the mechanism for citizen request for waste pickup would be developed as an on-demand service.
GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar, Michelle Wade, Commissioner to South Asia, State Government of Victoria and Gillian Sparkes, Commissioner for Environment Sustainability, Victoria also spoke. The workshop also discussed international collaboration for new technologies in C&D waste management, role of policy in shaping the C&D waste private sector and enhanced usage, monitoring and quality control of recycled products.
Officials said GHMC, aiming to improve collection efficacy of C&D waste, was launching a dedicated app for collection of C&D waste from citizens, private contractors and bulk waste generators. GHMC had already launched a toll free number (18001201159) for collection of C&D waste from the source.
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