Posted on January 11, 2013

Apartment Garbage Disposal

“You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled” – Dhyani Ywahoo.

Waste disposal essentially means the disposal or discarding of material that has no value, in accordance with the environmental laws. What is not of much importance to one person may be very valuable to another. An essential part of waste disposal is determining the value of the material that can be used for composting, recycling or disposing. Did you know that each recycled tin saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours? 17 trees can be saved by recycling 1 tonne of paper, which in turn can absorb 250lbs (113kg) of carbon dioxide from the air every year. Recycling and reusing only offers benefits for the society.

Until this year, Bangalore was in a mindset that everything is disposable, and that there would never be any issues arising from this. Conventional methods of disposal include burning down heaps of rubbish collected from the neighbourhood or retaining all this waste into landfills around the city. No importance was given to recycling non-degradable waste.

Dumping without thinking soon enough showed its results. Villagers in and around these landfills started complaining about deaths and other health issues. The reason was obvious. Hazardous chemicals were affecting these people through the food they ate, the water they drank and even the air they breathed. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) soon realised they had death on their hands, and that it was only going to get worse if action was not taken immediately.

“Segregation at Source” seemed like a simple and obvious solution, which is currently being followed by most other countries in Europe and America. Implementation, however, is proving to be much harder. For apartments in Bangalore especially, being classified as ‘bulk generators’ (produce more than 100kg of waste per day) along with restaurants, shopping malls, etc, waste shall not be collected by the government. Alternative arrangements need to be made by the managing authorities of the apartments, such as paying extra for collection or having a bio-compost unit within the territory to get rid of garbage in an eco- friendly manner.

Saran Developers understand the problems home owners face when dealing with waste management and how expensive it can be. For this reason they have demarcated waste disposal facilities in their apartments. This allows you to discard your garbage in the most convenient and eco-friendly manner, without worrying about how it will affect your pocket. Saran Developers takes care of all the smaller details, so you and your family can enjoy peaceful and happy times together in your home.