The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will complete construction of 32 Micro Composting Centres (MCCs) by end of December this year. These MCCs will also be commissioned immediately soon after its completion.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the pace of construction works of MCCs, but we have resumed the work in full-swing. Our target is to complete at least 32 MCCs by end this year.”Debasundar Mohapatra. BMC’s City Engineer,
At present, 11 MCCs are ready. One of these at the Temporary Transit Station (TTS), near Sainik School has been processing garbage since the last month.
The BMC will set up total 43 MCCs in the city, where municipal waste can be converted into compost. These centres can process up to five tonnes of wet waste every day.
The MCC at the Temporary Transit Centre (TTS) near Sainik School – the point of transportation of the solid waste to the designated site at Daruthenga – has been processing more than 3 tonnes of wet waste daily since it started functioning in July.