Construction and demolition (C&D) waste generators will have to pay Rs 134 per metric tonne to dispose off the debris, according to a BBMP notification.
The November 29 notification states: The owners will have to dispose of their C&D waste within BBMP limits by paying a service charge of Rs 134 per metric tonne.
All the C&D waste generators in the city are directed to incorporate suitable clauses relating to quantity, collection, storage, segregation, transportation and destination for disposal of waste in their tender and contractual documents relating to ongoing as well as upcoming works.
Non-compliance will invite penal action under the Environment Protection Act, 1986 and Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1976.
A BBMP official said close to 35% of solid waste being thrown into drains, lakes and empty lands is C&D debris. “BMRCL and BWSSB are the largest generators of C&D waste, with close to 2,000- 3,000kg of waste per day. This rule will be enforced upon them as well,” he added.
The said rules are applicable to all private and government C&D waste generators, including residential, commercial, industrial, defence establishments, railways, airport and service providers such as BMRCL, NHAI, CPWD, BWSSB, Bescom, BDA, BBMP, PWD and their subordinate organisations.
Also, in addition to the C&D waste management facility in Chikkajala in north Bengaluru, BBMP is building another one in Kannur village in the east.
D Randeep, special commissioner (solid waste management), BBMP, said, “The Chikkajala plant has a capacity to receive 1,000 tonnes per day. The Kannur plant will take two to five months to become operational and will have the capacity to process 750 tonnes of C&D per day.”