TVM Corporation to distribute free bio-composter kitchen bin to prevent contagious diseases
Thiruvananthapuram: As part of improving waste management mechanism, free bio-composter kitchen bins will be distributed to every house in Thiruvananthapuram corporation limit, informed mayor K Sreekumar. He noted that the decision was taken examining the threat from the spread of contagious diseases and COVID-19.
"Littering of organic and solid waste in public places will create chances for the spread of contagious diseases. Examining this fact, the corporation decided to provide kitchen bins to decompose organic waste at home,” informed mayor Sreekumar.
“With the kitchen bin facility, the contact between people and workers who are engaged in the waste collection will be reduced. Through this, the safety of people from COVID-19 transmission can be assured,” he added.
Under the scheme, the corporation will distribute a three-layered kitchen bin unit worth Rs 1800. By using this, a family of five members can safely dump organic waste and produce compost in the bin itself within two months.
Green Army members will assist the families in 100 wards to install the kitchen bin and manage it. A green technician will be deployed for 300 houses. Service providers in charge will visit each house and explain about the waste management through the kitchen bins.
“There is no need to clear waste from this kitchen bin every day. Service providers will collect solid waste from each house as per the solid waste management calendar issued by the corporation,” informed the mayor.
Those who need bio-composter kitchen bin are advised to contact association committee members or health inspector office. For more details contact:
9447308048, 7012211314, 889166649