Mumbai’s second-largest landfill to shut in October

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will shut down the Mulund dumping ground, the second largest landfill in the city after Deonar, in October. However, the civic body does not yet have an alternative site where it can dump the 2,000 metric tonnes of waste that currently goes to Mulund every day.

In absence of a new site, the waste will be diverted to Deonar and Kanjurmarg dumping grounds, which together receive more than 7,000 metric tonnes of waste daily and have reached their maximum capacity.