GMC makes segregation of waste at source mandatory, defaulters to face penalty
GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has now made segregation of waste at the source mandatory for all commercial establishments, institutions, traders and shops functioning under its jurisdiction.
The municipal body will also penalise for failure to comply with the directions related to waste segregation. Further, if any commercial establishment is penalised twice for the same offence, their trader license will be cancelled by the corporation immediately.
In a notification issued on July 12, GMC mentioned that all institutions and commercial establishments need to maintain two sets of dustbins including one Blue (for dry waste like paper, bottle, plastic etc) and one Green (for wet waste like leftover food, vegetables etc).
The notification also stated that the GMC will check all commercial establishments, shops etc for compliance of the same from time to time.