Mulund dumping ground to shutdown permanently from October 1

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now dump the waste in Kanjurmarg and Deonar dumping grounds

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From Monday, October 1, Mulund’s dumping ground — city’s second largest — will be closed permanently by routing 1,500 metric tonne of daily garbage to Deonar and Kanjurmarg dumping grounds. On a daily basis, out of the total 7,200 metric tonne waste generated in the city, about 1,500 metric tonne of waste is dumped in Mulund landfill site. Now, 500 metric tonne of garbage will be dumped in Kanjurmarg and remaining 1,000 metric tonne will be dumped in Deonar. 

Vishwas Shankarwar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner of Solid Waste Management (SWM) department said that the Mulund ground has exhausted its capacity and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now reclaim the land. The civic body has already appointed a contractor who will use the latest technology and will process the garbage and will ferry the resultant material out of the city.

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Mulund dumping ground has been in use since 1967 and is spread over 24 hectares of land. As per one of the officials from SWM, around seven million cubic metres of waste, towering to 30 metres in height has accumulated on the site.

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