Mumbai civic body refuses to collect wet waste from 50 upmarket housing societies in Worli

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has warned at least 50 housing societies in Worli that their wet waste will not be collected by the civic body since the waste is not segregated.

These housing societies are part of G South ward and among 80 bulk generators of waste in this area — establishments that generate more than 100 kilograms of waste a day, or are set up on premises admeasuring more than 20,000 square metres. Most of them are around Worli Sea Face, according to an official of the solid waste management department. “Out of the 80 bulk generators of waste, there are malls, hotels, restaurants, and commercial establishments as well, along with housing societies,” said an official on condition of anonymity. According to the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, gated communities and institutions covering area over 5,000 square metres should segregate waste at source.