The solid waste management in the city for the next seven years would be handed over to a Mumbai based private company, from next month.
Chairman of the Standing Committee for Health, Education and Social Justice at the City Corporation, Ashok Shetty said that the committee was satisfied with the preparations made by the company, Antony Waste Handling Private Limited.
The company would take over the waste management in the city from January 1, 2015 and priority would be to stabilise the door-to-door collection of non-segregated solid waste, he told repoters here.
The corporation would pay the compensation to the company and people would not have to pay any fee to the collectors, Shetty said, adding, the corporation was collecting solid waste management cess from people along with property tax.
Initially the company would mobilise 200 workers for managing solid waste in 60 wards and it has been asked to employ more workers. The company has procured 55 new jeeps for collecting waste and has purchased 16 new large compactors for transporting the waste.
The compactors would have a facility to compress garbage filled in it and during compression, the moisture content will get stored in a separate tank in it. Thus garbage up to 10 tons could be filled up per vehicle.
The company also has the responsibility to clean the streets, dividers, maintain the vegetation and other sanitation work.