Denizens give away 235 tonnes of scrap

Denizens give away 235 tonnes of scrap
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A total of 234.957 metric tonnes of scrap was collected by the GHMC officials during the special 10-day Recyclothon which concluded on Tuesday.

Hyderabad: A total of 234.957 metric tonnes of scrap was collected by the GHMC officials during the special 10-day Recyclothon which concluded on Tuesday.

Households actively responded to the GHMC call and gave away their scrap to the visiting sanitation staff in their respective localities. People rushed to GHMC vehicles and gave away scrap wastes piled up in their houses. Electronic items, furniture items, mattresses, pillows, old clothes and other such goods which are not in usage are collected in the drive.

The main motto of conducting the drive is to wean away people from throwing these wastes into nalas and drainages. Residents of Hyderabad are appreciating the initiative of GHMC. LB Nagar division stood at the top with collection of 81.644 metric tonnes. It is followed by Secunderabad with 57.588 MT and Kukatpally with 25.868MT. Charminar denizens contributed 253.272 tonnes and Serilingampally 24.705 tonnes. Khairatabad division came last with 19.880 tonnes.

"The scrap collection drive was well received by the people. Many IT companies requested to allot a space in their division to give the scrap wastes regularly. This may come into action; we are trying to allot some permanent areas. Based on the feedback, we are happy that people are appreciating the idea implemented," according to Hari Chandana, Zonal Commissioner of Serlingampally zone.

"The initiation of special drive by GHMC was very appreciable. I have seen people going near the vehicles and giving the scrap. Such ideas makes city clean and tidy," says Geetha, a resident of Ashok Nagar.

"I thought there will not be much response to the idea as the people are busy in their works. But after seeing the collected scrap daily, it let me into shock. GHMC should come with more ideas which will be useful for development of the city," said Santhosh, an IT employee in Accenture.

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