The Trichy city corporation, with the help of donors has so far distributed 34,100 cost-free dustbins to household and commercial establishments across the 65 wards to promote segregation of waste at source. The corporation claimed that distribution of dustbins at free of cost respectively green for degradable waste and blue for non-biodegradable waste has been an encouraging move which has become popular too among the residents.
Since May 2017, as the city corporation has been collecting domestic as well as commercial waste at source in a segregated manner. The degradable waste was made into compost while non-biodegradable waste was recycled through scrap dealers. However, as both households and commercial establishments particularly in downtrodden localities were reluctant in segregating the waste at source, the civic body since November 2017 has been distributing two cost free bins to each household and commercial establishment.
Till date a total of 34,100 dustbins have been distributed across the city in the past six months. Commercial establishments, banks and corporate firms came forward to sponsor the bins as per the appeal by the corporation and moreover the corporation also expects individuals or commercial organisations to sponsor more dustbins to cater the needs of Trichy city.