Bhubaneswar:24/7/21: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started collection of e-waste.
The campaign cum collection started today in Gajapati Nagar area of ward number 12 under the north zone. Team BMC and Swachha sathis of the area went on a campaign abiding Covid appropriate behavior.
Team members visited door to door of the area and oriented residents about disposing of e-waste to safaiwalas of their area and not to throw it outside. Some residents handed over their e-waste like cords, computer switch boards, broken parts of mobile phones and remotes, etc. Safai karmacharis in the team collected the waste and kept it in the dedicated vehicle (Safeigadi) moved during the collection.
The same initiative has been started in the two other wards of BMC. Waste materials collected will be deposited in a specified area called e-waste corner in three different Material Recovery Facilities (MRF).
The stock items then will be handed over to e-waste collectors of the city as recommended by the Pollution Control Board (PCB), told Suvendu Kumar Sahoo, Deputy Commissioner Health and Sanitation. Initially, the initiative will start in 10 wards where BMC is directly managing sanitation activities. Very soon it will be extended to other wards for a greater way of processing the e-waste, he added.