Bhubaneswar: Keeping two separate dustbins for dry and wet waste has been made compulsory by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) for residential houses and shops in the city.
The violation will attract a penalty of Rs 5,000, the BMC said.
The concerned residents and shopkeepers have been asked by the civic body to hand over the garbage to the door-to-door collection vehicles engaged by BMC and keep the public area surrounding their premises to an extent of 5 meters clean.
A fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on those not handing over the segregated waste to the door-to-door collection vehicles.
“In pursuance to the powers conferred under Section 343 (a) of the Orissa Municipal Corporation Act 2003, all Waste generators i.e. residential houses, vendors, shop keepers etc. within the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation shall be strictly required to keep two proper size dustbins within their premises, properly store dry and wet waste in separate dustbins, duly hand over the same to the door-to-door collection vehicles engaged by BMC and ensuring to keep the public area surrounding their premises to an extent of 5 meters clean,” the BMC said in an order.
“Any violation towards not keeping two proper sized dustbins for storing of dry and wet waste separately shall attract imposition of penalty of Rs. 5000/- (Rupees Five thousand) only and for not handing over the segregated waste to the door-to-door collection vehicles engaged by BMC shall attract imposition of penalty to the tune of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five hundred) only,” the order added.