Bhubaneswar, July 24: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started collection of e-waste.
The campaign cum collection started today in Gajapati Nagar area of ward number 12 under north zone. Team BMC and Swachha sathis of the area went on a campaign abiding Covid appropriate behaviour.
Team members visited door to door of the area and oriented residents about disposing of e-waste to safaiwalas of their area and not to throw it out side. Some residents handed over their e-waste like cords, computer switch boards, broken parts of mobile phones and remotes etc. Safai karmacharis in the team collected the waste and kept in the dedicated vehicle (Safeigadi) moved during the collection.
Same initiative has been started in the two other wards of BMC. Waste materials collected will be deposited in a specified area called e- waste corner in three different Material Recovery Facilities (MRF).
The stock items then will be handed over to e-waste collectors of the city as recommended by the Pollution Control Board (PCB), told Suvendu Kumar Sahoo, Deputy Commissioner Health and Sanitation. Initially the initiative will start in 10 wards where BMC is directly managing sanitation activities. Very soon it will be extended to other wards for a greater way of processing of the e-waste, he added.