The GHMC is planning to establish 90 Secondary Collection Centers and Transfer Points (SCTPs) in the city, to make the solid waste collection process easier. Currently, solid waste is being collected from house to house by swacch auto tippers, which then gets unloaded at the transfer station. This is then loaded into the bigger tippers covered with a tarpaulin sheet and is sent for treatment and disposal to Jawahar Nagar.
For the purpose of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management, SCTPs are being established in all zones. Nearly 34 locations have been studied for far, of which 11 locations are ready for operation, 8 locations are getting ready, and 15 locations have been found to be non-feasible. There's a proposal to establish 90 such SCTPs with a minimum of 3 SCTPs per circle.
The new solid waste management system uses Portable self compactors, static compactors, hermetically sealed containers, and hook-mounted vehicles for handling and transporting of waste. As a result, each SCTP is being planned to be built in an area of 100 SqM. While the availability of open spaces in circles is challenging as locals are raising objections, the authorities are trying their best to get open spaces. The estimated cost for each SCTP is 2.72 Crores. SCPTs are expected to increase the efficiency of garbage collection and solid waste management activities.