Despite warnings given by the BMC, most Mumbaikars do not segregate their domestic waste into wet and dry garbage.
This is seen in societies and colonies across the city. The BMC, in January 2017, decided to go stricter and sent 35,000 notices to defaulting societies. But this also did not work and now the civic administration has decided to boycott the waste generated by those societies which do not segregate the waste.
In Mumbai alone, 9,000-tonne waste is generated and is dumped at Deonar, Mulund and Kanjur Marg dumping grounds. Amongst these, Mulund and Deonar dumping grounds have less space, yet get the maximum garbage. Meanwhile, to lessen the load on these grounds, the BMC is planning to build alternative dumping grounds at Taloja and Airoli. The BMC has initiated a swachhata abhiyaan by sanctioning dustbins to corporators to distribute amongst societies and to ensure separate dustbins are made available on roads for the residents.
Ward wise notices to housing colonies
H/West (Bandra Santacruz West)– - 5328
R/ Central(Borivali) – 4771
G/South (Prabhadevi, Worli, Lower Parel) - 3365
G/ North(Dadar, Mahim, Dharavi) - 2345
H/East (Bandra to Santacruz East) - 1972