Delhi: MCD to donate inert soil to public for free from landfills

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The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to give the inert soil produced at its three landfills free to the public so that it can be used to fill low lying areas.

A senior civic body official said there are three landfills in the city where the MCD is working on a time-limited basis to deal with mounds of garbage.

“MCD has deployed trommel machines at landfills that process old waste through biomining. After processing the waste by biomining, a lot of inert soil is obtained. Inert is soil-like material that can be used for filling low areas,” he said and added that people or agencies should deploy their own means to lift soil.

“The MCD hopes that agencies and the general public will take full advantage of this program. It will be a win-win situation for all involved. While this will help the company remove huge amount of inert soil from landfills in Okhla, Bhalswa and Ghazipur and free up more space for deployment of trommel machines, it will also benefit companies in construction and to individuals by filling landfills with low-sleeping areas before starting construction at no additional cost,” he said.

Citizens and Agencies can contact Executive Engineers Anurag Saxena (Okhla Landfill)-9717787873, Mula Singh (Ghazipur Landfill)-9717787761 and Sunil Dawar (Bhalswa Landfill)-9717788415 for any question about it.

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