Are you fed up with the garbage removal issue?
The garbage removal issue has been raging on for weeks now with no long-term solution in view. Frustration is mounting among residents of Trivandrum who are increasingly finding it difficult to dispose of the accumulating waste in their houses and apartments. What is your take on this issue? Share your views and opinions with Yentha.
 
Topic Created by : Sree Priya On Dec 27, 2011  

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when pipe composting plan was allotted to my residence association east thampanoor residence association i was very happy that the govt was giving a subsidy for management of waste at home ...but what shocked me was what one of the mams who was responsible for me applying for the subsidy itself telling me that those people who are on rent out and not part of association wont be getting the pipes...i was like totally stunned...doesnt people at rented homes make any waste at all? the lady who helped me get the subsidy herself didnt get the pvc pipe and i asked her she told me that she was on rent also...this is the kind of ignorance that our society carries..when the next association meeting happens...i am going to point it out for sure...

Commented by : Kapil Sreedhar On Sep 13, 2012   
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from now on i have decided to react much more stone heart to those people who dump wastes on public areas...when ever i see any one dumbing waste on my neighborhood i would see to it that the person is either photographed or a video is taken...and i would mail to the civic authorities concerned...i am just too much irritated with the waste that i see on public space...and i wont budge back

Commented by : Kapil Sreedhar On Sep 13, 2012   
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its a very serious issue...and the waste we create is our own problem ...we need to sort waste and dispose properly...biogas plant does a great job with most biodegradable waste ...and those waste bio waste that we cant add like lemon and eggshells ...we can add to pvc pipes that was recently given for pipe compost...the remaining waste is mostly plastics which at present i can only do is burn...i dont have a heart to throw all my plastic waste at road and litter away the public area... well we can have a wonderful vegetable and fruit garden at our own home with managing waste effectively...i suggest everyone not to blame the government...lets do our part well...but still the electronic waste disposal is a tough choice... recently my cfl lamp got bust..so what should i be doing??? should i just dumb it on the road or should i deliver a parcel to cm asking what do do with the ewaste? the solution is if the respective companies that we buy the electronics themselves have recycling tieup

Commented by : Kapil Sreedhar On Sep 13, 2012   
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So given where we are, what can we do to get this managed than waiting for someone else to come and save us? Is there nothing that we can do from our own side? This is just the starting of a serious thought process of what as a citizen we should take accountability on and get moving. Govt may be efficient or inefficient and we have seen all the combinations and politics around it. None works for our day to day issues. Should we not take this up and collaborate ourselves to start managing it?

Commented by : Manesh On Jun 05, 2012   
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Any guess how far back this problem goes?? - 11 years!! Here is an article in The Hindu on this - http://www.hindu.com/2000/10/19/stories/0419404p.htm

Commented by : Shibu Jacob On Jan 21, 2012   
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The great garbage thamasha continues. Now the enterprising corporation members having handed over the problem to the government, go on strikes, secretariat marches and what not. Man, these hides are tougher than buffaloes. 4 years and they messed up the situation so badly that resident in TVM don't allow the setting up of a plant anywhere near them. Rather than work with the government to find a solution these miserable people are using this as a bit of political opportunism at our expense of course.

Commented by : Shibu Jacob On Jan 21, 2012   
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The Corporation now puts the onus on flat complexes to have their own source level treatment plants. Why didn't they enforce this when giving building permits to builders? Will they do it in the future? Now we are in a situation where the residents have to take the initiative.

Commented by : Shibu Jacob On Dec 29, 2011   
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This is basically making rocket science of simple solutions. The need for the leachate treatment plant at Vilappil was knowledge years back - why didn't the Corporation get moving on this?

Commented by : Shibu Jacob On Dec 29, 2011   
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This is an issue that is entirely of the Corporation's making. They have been dragging their feet on this for the last 3 years and now forced Vilapill panchayat to take a entirely justified stand. Mayor Chandrika should step down if her only solution is to declare that she will not collect garbage at regular intervals. Is this what is called a civilised life??? We are no better that dogs on the street in our solutions. Digging holes and what not - the solutions are humorous

Commented by : Shibu Jacob On Dec 29, 2011   
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