BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has come up with a new idea where citizens can compost their waste at home and the manure made can be sold to the civic agency who would buy from them.
BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad said that the proposal, which will be placed before the council soon, will be an incentive for the citizens to compost their own wet waste after segregation, thereby also reducing the amount of waste being collected.
“It is very simple, it involves an investment of Rs.900 for which you get three buckets and coco peat, which does not cost a lot. The manure that comes out of this process is of very good quality,” said the commissioner, who has been compositing waste in his home.
Citizens can use compost for their own gardens and sell the excess to the BBMP, which plans to set up collection centres on the lines of the dry waste collection centres, which are present in almost all wards.
On asking about the response from citizens, Rangaswamy, SE of Bangalore East said, “I heard about the news in the newspaper yesterday and the commissioner has informed us to respond to citizens if they sell, but till now no one has responded.”
Though a rate is yet to be fixed, the manure bought from the citizens will be used for its 1,300 parks or will be taken to one of its waste parks or will be taken to one of its waste plants from where the Agriculture Department is already picking up compost.