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*Municipal Corporation takes another step to improve Sanitary Waste Management with new initiatives*

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*Chandigarh, May 27:-* In a bid to improve civic services and improve sanitary waste management, MC Chandigarh has equipped its garbage collection vehicles with large, bright red bags for the collection of segregated sanitary waste. The bags were distributed to the staff today to be attached to the garbage collection vans. This initiative will be rolled out citywide on International Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed on May 28, 2024.

The MC team will also raise awareness among citizens about the importance of waste segregation through specially created pamphlets on sanitary waste management. Garbage collectors have received training to educate citizens about proper waste disposal practices. In addition to the red bags for sanitary waste, the garbage collection vans will soon be equipped with black bags for hazardous household waste.

Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, the MC Commissioner said “As the Municipal Corporation aims for 100% waste segregation at the source, this new system will make it easier for citizens to dispose of sanitary and hazardous waste properly. The red and black bags will be clearly visible on the garbage collection vehicles, serving as a visual cue to segregate waste effectively. This ensures the safety and health of sanitation workers and helps them process the waste with care.”

The Commissioner also stated that distributing awareness pamphlets on sanitary waste management will ensure that citizens are properly informed. The pamphlets include information on types of sanitary waste, proper disposal methods, and how to segregate it from dry and wet waste. They also outline the penalties for not following the segregation norms.

She further emphasized, “Segregation of waste is crucial for the efficient functioning of the city’s solid waste processing units. We believe that this new initiative, along with our outreach to citizens, will significantly contribute to achieving our goal of 100% waste segregation in Chandigarh.”

With the collaborative efforts and hard work of citizens, Safaimitras, and garbage collectors, dry and wet waste is being collected accurately and processed properly at the Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs).