The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has invited Expression of Interest from companies of US, Germany, Finland, France, Netherlands, Italy and United Kingdom for collection and processing of dry waste.
For this, BMC has written to the consulates of the seven countries. More than 800-1,000 tonnes of dry waste is generated in Mumbai daily. The selected bidder will be responsible for collection, transportation, processing and disposal of dry waste.
The civic body has selected six locations where the selected firm can set up its waste processing plant. They are Colaba, Bandra, Kandivli, Malvani, Ghatkopar and Deonar.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is hoping that after this initiative, the garbage being sent to dumping grounds will reduce drastically.
The selected company will also develop an app and a website to promote dry-waste segregation where citizens can approach them to collect waste.
As per the regulations, only three percent residue should be dumped in the landfills by the bidders.
For entities to qualify for the waste-processing plan, the BMC has set several parameters like financial capacity of the agency, experience in handling dry waste segregation centres, technology proposed, collection and transportation mechanism and presentation of work-execution plan. An internal committee of the BMC will assess the entities and mark them on the given parameters respectively.