40k home composting units in Gurugram soon? Govt officials to show the way


GURUGRAM: In the run-up to Swachh Survekshan 2022, officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and other government employees will soon set up home composting units to encourage people to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill sites.
A home composting unit was set up at the residence of MCG commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja at Civil Lines on Friday.
“We have started with the MCG chief’s home. We have set the target of reaching out to 40,000 households and are already in talks with NGOs and RWAs. Some units will be provided to residents free of cost,” a senior MCG official said. According to officials from E-swachh, a private waste management agency which is setting up the home composting units, each unit consists of two bins with a capacity of 10 litres each that can be set up on balconies, rooftops or any other outdoor area at a cost of Rs 2,000. One needs to cut kitchen waste or dry leaves into small pieces, mix it with coco peat or sawdust in the bin and add bio-enzyme to it.
“Our team has explained the whole process to the MCG commissioner and trained his staff on how to make compost using our kit, which includes home composter bins, coco peat and serum (bio-enzyme). It converts wet waste into compost within 15 days. The whole process is odourless and worm-free,” said Gaurav Wahi, co-founder of E-swachh.
Meanwhile, MCG chief Ahuja appealed to residents to adopt home composting and play a role in making Gurugram a clean and garbage-free city. “Everyone should segregate their waste. With home composting, wet waste can be converted into compost, which will surely reduce the volume of waste which usually ends up in landfills,” he said. He also directed 26 empanelled agencies to ensure waste management is done properly by bulk waste generators.
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