The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has implemented a new initiative to collect Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste door-to-door in the city. Currently, there are two C&D waste processing plants in Hyderabad, located in Jeedimetla and Fathullaguda, with four more plants set to be constructed soon. The GHMC has warned citizens that penalties will be imposed for littering streets with debris.
According to the GHMC, the city produces approximately 2,000 MT/day of C&D waste. The four new C&D waste processing plants under construction will have a processing capacity of 500 TPD each. For the eight circles of GHMC, including Serilingampally, Yousufguda, RC Puram, Chandanagar, Kukatpally, Moosapet, Gajularamaram and Quthbullapur, the C&D waste will be collected and transported to Jeedimetla plant. The charges will be Rs 398.50/MT. If a generator transports the waste to the plant site the user charges will be Rs 99.62/MT.
For the L B Nagar, Saroornagar, Uppal, Hayathnagar, Malakpet, Amberpet and Santhoshnagar circles, the C&D waste will be collected and transported to Fathullaguda plant. The charges will be Rs 388.75/MT, and if a generator transports the waste to the plant site, the user charges will be Rs 97.20/MT. Hyderabad C&D Waste Management Ltd agency SPV of Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd will collect the C&D waste and shift it to the waste recycling plants.
In the eight circles of Charminar, Falaknuma, Chandrayangutta, Karwan, Goshamahal, Rajendranagar, Mehdipatnam and Jubilee Hills, Soma Srinivas Reddy will collect the C&D waste and transport it to the Shamshabad recycling plant. The charges will be Rs 405/MT. Citizens can contact the C&D waste contractors to collect and transport the waste to the recycling plants. They can also transport their own waste to the nearest plant using their own vehicles, but need to pay the user charges to contractors at their doorsteps or plants as applicable.
The GHMC has authorized C&D waste contractors to levy penalties on violators who dump waste at unauthorized places such as nalas, lakes under the flyovers and open places. The civic body takes action against repeated violators. The GHMC has urged citizens to use authorized C&D waste contractors to dispose of their excess waste, to reduce air pollution, protect water bodies, and prevent flooding. To contact the C&D waste collection services, citizens can call toll-free 1800-120-1159 or WhatsApp no 9100927073 for GHMC and toll-free 1800-203-0033 or WhatsApp no 7330000203 for Soma Srinivas Reddy.