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Leena Dhankhar, Gurgaon: Vipul Greens, a condominium in Sector 48 on Sohna Road, has set up a waste
management system to convert organic waste into manure. The project is an initiative by the residents of the condominium with no assistance from civic agencies.
The condominium that spreads across 17.5 acre has commenced segregation of waste at source. The household waste will be segregated into organic, sanitary and reusable waste in different bins and bags. The organic waste would be used for composting and making manure for plants and gardens.
In the last two moths, several workshops were held for residents to raise awareness about solid waste management and composting.
“The organic and sanitary waste is collected in two separate bins, and the reusable or recyclable and e-waste is collected in bags. The reusable materials include newspapers, glass, plastic bottles and e-waste, which is given to a private vendor hired by the RWA. The employees of vendor also collects the sanitary waste. The organic waste is utilised for composting and generating manure. Around 70% of waste generated in households comprises organic waste,” Amit Jindal, RWA president of Vipul Green, said.
“Also, a rotating barrel composter is being made for composting organic waste,” Jindal said.
The installation process and planning took two months and the RWA has spent nearly Rs 11 lakh. The plant capacity is nearly 400 kilograms a day, including both kitchen and solid waste. The condominium generates close to 250 kilograms of organic waste.
“Even for kitchen waste, we are organising town hall meetings and door-to-door campaigns for fellow residents. We have converted garbage dumps into micro forests and now we are minimising our share of the solid waste,” Naresh Goyal, general secretary of the RWA, said.
A technical team hired for the project has provided the workforce to operate the entire plant.