Green buildings that generate zero waste are likely to get 1% rebate in property tax from next financial year in Nashik.
Municipal commissioner Kailas Jadhav told that housing societies treating waste through compost or biogas plants will get the rebate.
“If the buildings set up a compost plant to treat garbage, it will reduce the burden of garbage collection on the civic body. The compost made from garbage will be used in gardens, nurseries, and terrace gardens,” he said.
A proposal in this regard will soon be tabled in the general body meeting of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) for approval.
Currently, the civic body does door-to-door collection of household waste from across the city using their garbage collection vans.
An NMC official said they are already giving 1% rebate in property tax to those who are using solar water heaters.
The NMC is currently collecting 600 metric tonne of garbage per day and transporting it to Pathardi plant on the outskirts of the city through 262 garbage collection vans.
“We want to reduce the load on the Pathardi plant. If the housing societies start treating the solid and wet waste on their own premises, it will reduce the burden of collecting and transporting the garbage on the Nashik civic body to a large extent,” the official said.
Nashik city is divided into six divisions — Nashik East, Nashik West, Panchavati, Nashik Road, Satpur and Cidco. The contract of the existing garbage collection contractors ended in December 2021 and in order to avoid inconvenience to the residents an extension has been given to them till March.
The civic administration is already in the process of appointing new contractors and the tender process is in the final stage.