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Shimla MC dumping entire waste in landfill without processing as Chandigarh not accepting Shimla’s garbage

After the Chandigarh plant refused to accept their garbage, the Shimla MC has started dumping the entire waste in the land fill there without processing.

SHIMLA- The Shimla Municipal Corporation has filed a contempt case before the National Green Tribunal saying that the Chandigarh processing plant was not accepting its garbage for the past many months.

The Shimla Municipal Corporation, which used to send its garbage to Chandigarh for processing, was not aware of the fact that the company running the plant downed its shutters on Monday.

Assistant commissioner, Shimla MC, Prashant Sirkek, said:

The Chandigarh plant authorities had been troubling us for the past six months and sending our garbage back on some excuses. Then they asked us for a tipping fee. Thereafter, we started paying them Rs 197 per tonne. Later, the plant authorities demanded a hike in the tipping fee and we increased it to Rs 300 per tonne. Again they wanted a hike.

After the Chandigarh plant refused to accept their garbage, the Shimla MC has started dumping the entire waste in the land fill there without processing.

The Chandigarh plant authorities would not accept our garbage saying that construction material is lying in there and so on. They would not allow unloading of our garbage and send our vehicles after holding them back for two to three days,

Sirkek said.

The NGT, in its orders on October 1, had stated that garbage from Shimla (60 tonnes), Solan (20 tonnes) and Baddi (10 tonnes) will be processed daily at the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation’s garbage processing plant at Dadumajra.

The trucks carrying garbage from Shimla started coming to the Chandigarh plant from October 5 onwards. The NGT orders followed the closure of the solid waste management plant at Bhariyal on the outskirts of Shimla.

On a daily basis, about 60 to 70 tonnes of solid waste is collected from households in 25 wards of Shimla.

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