Fines related to Waste Segregation in Housing Society
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Fines related to Waste Segregation in Housing Society
Date:12 Nov 2019
Fines related to Waste Segregation in Housing Society

Over the past few years, the importance of waste management in housing societies is growing. Housing societies adhere to the segregation of waste in dry and wet. This is mainly due to efforts taken by the local municipal corporations for educating the masses. With the segregation of waste, it becomes easier to recycle and reuse. Dry waste is often recycled whereas wet waste i.e. food products and biodegradable products are used for decomposition and creation of manure.

Across housing societies, the garbage is collected by the housekeeping team. There are scheduled pick-ups by the local municipal team which further processes the waste. The local authorities distributed different colored dustbins, for segregation of waste across all housing societies. Recently the authorities have started taking strict action towards non-compliance of the same.

Housing societies need to ensure that the waste segregation is done as per guidelines. This is owing to the penalties charged by the local authorities. As per “Public Health and Sanitation By-laws 2017” by Pune Municipal Corporation the penalties are as mentioned below.

In the event, if anyone “fails to fulfill with any requisition lawfully made upon him under any of the mentioned rules, sub-rules or clauses, shall be punished, for each such offense, with fine which may extend to the amount mentioned in that behalf in the second column of the said table”

 

General Offences

 

No

By-law

Ref:

Offense

Generators

Compounding Charges

 

 

 

 

 

First Instance

Second Instance

At every Repeated

Instance

 

1

Ch. 5(7)

(1), CH. 6

(10) (1)

Non-Segregation of solid waste

Individual/ Residential

200

300

400

 

 

 

 

Commercial* &

Institutional

500

750

1000

 

 

 

 

Industrial

1000

1500

2000

 

2

Ch. 5

(7)(6),

Ch. 7

(12) (4)

Disregarding the provisions of By-laws - storage of solid waste

Individual/ Residential

200

300

400

 

 

 

 

Commercial*

&Institutional

500

750

1000

 

 

 

 

Industrial

1000

1500

2000

 

3

Ch. 5,

Ch. 8

Disregarding the provisions

of By-laws - delivery and collection of solid waste

Individual/ Residential

200

300

400

 

 

 

 

Commercial*

&Institutional

500

750

1000

 

 

 

 

Industrial

1000

1500

2000

General Offences

 

No

By-law

Ref:

Offense

Generators

Compounding Charges

 

 

 

 

 

First Instance

Second Instance

At every

Repeated Instance

 

4

Ch. 5, 6,

9

Disregarding the provisions of By-laws – wet waste

processing

Individual/ Residential

500

750

1000

 

 

 

 

Commercial*

&Institutional

1000

1500

2000

 

5

Ch. 16,

17, 18, 19

Disregarding the provisions of By-laws - Liquid Waste Management and Prevention of Vector, Water and Food

Borne diseases

Individual/ Residential

200

300

400

 

 

 

 

Commercial*

&Institutional

500

750

1000

 

 

 

 

Industrial

1000

1500

2000

 

6

Ch.

5(7)(9)

Non-Payment of applicable

User Fees

Individual/

Residential

200

300

400

 

 

 

 

Commercial*

&Institutional

500

750

1000

 

 

 

 

Industrial

1000

1500

2000

 

7

Ch. 5(7)

Breach of responsibilities or By-laws by Generators, not penalized under any other

heading.

Individual/ Residential

200

300

400

 

 

 

 

Commercial*

&Institutional

500

750

1000

 

 

 

 

Industrial

1000

1500

2000

 

                             

 (information source: Ghankachara-By-laws)

To avoid penalty charges, it is important that housing societies member keep educating and tracking the residents on waste management. Discussions amongst residents is an effective way to ensure the same. ezeeServe is a tool which makes group discussions easy and quick. Use the app to solve your queries and educate new residents on the laws of waste segregation. This will help you and the residents to avoid penalty charges.