The civic body has floated tender for appointing a firm for collection and transportation of the construction and demolition (C&D) waste and establishment of 150 tonne per day (TPD) processing plant on public-private-partnership (PPP) for 20 years on design, finance, built, own, operate and transfer (DFBOOT) basis at Bhandewadi dumping yard.
The NMC will not make any money from the project.
Currently, the city generates around 1,200MT solid waste and 150MT construction and demolition waste per day. With no treatment facility, the C&D waste, which mostly includes bricks, stones and debris, is either dumped into rivers, nullahs, roadsides, open spaces or near trees which consequently impacts natural resources, biodiversity and water bodies.
NMC’s public health engineering department stated that the quantity of C&D waste on call service and unclaimed debris shall be in the range of 100 to 150MT per day. It may vary depending upon seasons, festivals etc. It is estimated that the quantity may be at peak during summers and minimum or even zero during monsoon sometimes.
The move was initiated after C&D Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 classified demolition and construction waste as a type of municipal solid waste and provided the framework to govern storage, collection, transportation, management and disposal of waste generated from all types of construction and demolition activities in Nagpur.
Besides this, many developers in the city hire contractors to segregate the waste generated at construction sites. The waste which can be sold or reused is taken away by the contractors. The debris generated from old structures, building demolitions mostly end up being dumped in open spaces, pointed out a senior official from the NMC’s solid waste management department. “There is need to have a plant to recycle it,” he added.
As per the tender conditions, a single C&D waste processing plant should have 75MT capacity in an 8-hour shift. The bidder will have freedom to operate the plant in two shifts for processing 150MT per day of C&D waste.
The private firm so appointed will levy some tipping charges for lifting the construction waste from the sites and transporting it to the dumping yard. The official said town planning department will also be roped in for the project. “While sanctioning any new building plan, town planning department will ensure that the construction and demolition waste is handed over to the firm,” the official pointed out.
“Once the plant is installed and starts functioning, dumping of waste in the open will certainly reduce. We will also be able to keep track of who is dumping the waste and take action accordingly,” said the official.
City generates almost 150MT of construction and demolition waste per day
No dedicated space for dumping construction waste
It is being dumped either by roadside or open space or in river/nullahs
* NMC to appoint firm for collection and transportation of construction and demolition waste
* The operator will establish 150 tonne per day (TPD) capacity processing plant on PPP basis
* A single plant should have 150 MTPD capacity for processing C&D waste in a single shift of 8 hours
* The processed material recovered shall be utilized for preparing value added products along with selling rights in open market to successful bidder
* Treated effluent to be used for aggregates, dust control and maintenance of green belt. The plant should be designed with zero discharge facility
* Transportation & disposal of inert/remnants (if any) into scientific landfill at Bhandewadi (SW waste processing site) shall be the responsibility of the successful bidder