Hyderabad: Minister of Municipal Administrative and Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao on Friday inaugurated the construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant at Fathullaguda in Hyderabad.

This is the second C&D processing and recycling facility in Hyderabad with a processing capacity of 500 metric tonnes of debris per day. The first facility came into operation at Jeedimetla in November 2020. Various recycled products from the C&D waste are generated at this facility which are utilized for non-structural purposes such as footpaths, road sub-base. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has completed the works on the C&D waste recycling plant.

The C&D waste is treated and disposed as per C&D waste management rules using 'wet processing technology' to prevent dust pollution. After recycling, by-products from the construction and demolition debris waste among other things include metal, sand and silt. These will be put to use in preparing parking tiles, pavement tiles, kerb stones, precast compound walls and interlocking bricks.

About 13.35 lakh MT of C&D waste has been collected from April 2018 with 7.97 lakh MT collected at Jeedimetla facility and 5.38 lakh MT collected at Fathullaguda.

Citizens can pay Rs 342 per MT of C&D waste (subject to revision every year) for the collection and scientific disposal through these plants by calling toll-free number 18001201159. Alternatively, all citizens can deposit their waste at the Fathullaguda plant using their own transportation and paying Rs 85.50 per MT.

The GHMC also said that soon citizens shall also be able to request lifting of C&D waste through the MyGHMC app, which shall come into operation by September 2021. The GHMC is planning to establish two more such processing facilities in the city to cover the entire city.

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