Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has been setting up Secondary Transfer Stations (STS) to remove waste containers to free the city streets from bad smell.
The waste containers would be removed for stopping the open dumping practice on the city streets.Each of the STSs will have waste containers along with other facilities of electricity connection, water supply, toilet and car wash. There will be also a reporting room for cleaners and conservancy officers.
The DSCC has to spend Tk650 million for implementing this project by December this year.
Under the initiative, the DSCC is setting up STSs for waste storing instead of dumping of waste into containers in 75 wards.
“The work for setting up some 43 STSs at 43 wards is underway,” superintending engineer of Traffic Engineering Department of DSCC Kazi Md Borhan Uddin told Daily Sun.
The waste containers placed on roads spread foul smell. The garbage also spreads on roads while dumping and collecting the wastes from the containers, the officer said.
“The mayor has set a target to ensure waste container free streets as the mayor does not want to see dumping of waste on roads anymore,” he said.“Process is on to flout tenders for the rest of the wards. We will ensure at least one STS at each ward,” he added.
Around 2,500 tonne of waste is generated in DSCC every day and they can collect about 2,200 tonne, leaving the rest of the waste on roads, he also said.
DSCC Chief Waste Management Officer Badrul Amin said, “We have a target to set up the STS by this year. We don’t want to keep those scattered on roads.”