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Landfill unit begins operation

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After much protest from the public, landfill site for hazardous wastes developed by the State government in Dobbespet has started its operation. Hyderabad based Ramky Environmental Management Pvt Ltd, the service provider at the site, has been collecting hazardous waste from industries, since June 19, this year. So far the service provider has collected 1,800 tonnes of hazardous waste. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has entrusted the job of lifting the waste and dumping the same at the landfill unit in Dobbespet, to the service provider.


Hazardous waste generating industries: 2,463
Hazardous waste generated: 20,000 tonnes per year
Landfill capacity at Dobbespet: 40,000 tonnes per year
Total capacity: 8 lakh tonnes (20 years)
Industries charged at Rs 1,600 - Rs 2,300 per tonne
Landfill wastes: Toxic, flammable, explosive, corrosive (eg: drug industry residues, ash, metal-bearing waste, sludge from effluent treatment plants)

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