Trivandrum Corp Introduces ‘Massive Fine’ For Public Dumping and Burning of Waste!

The by-law lists downs as many as 200 penalties which focus on public waste management and importance of maintaining hygiene in public toilets, markets and roads.

Trivandrum Corporation has approved a draft by-law which allows the civic body to fine people who litter or burn plastic waste.

The draft by-law was formulated in accordance with the plastic waste management and handling rules, construction and demolition waste management rules and e-waste management rules framed by the ministry of environment and forests.

Trivandrum has become the first city in the state to roll out by laws!

Trivandrum has become the first city in the state to roll out by laws based on management of perishable and recyclable waste as mandated by the central government.

The by-law lists downs as many as 200 penalties which focus on public waste management and importance of maintaining hygiene in public toilets, markets and roads.

A penalty of Rs 1000 has been fixed for burning waste in public places and repeated offence will invite a fine of Rs 2,500.

These are the Fines!

A penalty of Rs 1000 has been fixed for burning waste in public places and repeated offence will invite a fine of Rs 2,500. For those who dump waste in public places, the penalty would be Rs 2,500 and for repeated offence, the fine would be Rs 5,000.

Bulk generators of waste would bring a fine of Rs5000 and failure to install sustainable waste management mechanism and repeated offence would cost them Rs 2000.

Use of Disposable Utensils banned

Use of disposables and distribution of cooked food wrapped in plastic covers, multilayer plastic covers, disposable vessels and glasses have been banned.  Violation of this rule will bring a fine of Rs 1,000-5,000.

Use of disposables and distribution of cooked food wrapped in plastic covers, multilayer plastic covers, disposable vessels and glasses have been banned.

From now onwards burning of plastic is allowed only if they use technologies approved by pollution control board or Suchitwa mission would invite the highest fine of Rs 25,000.

Report the offenders and get an incentive

Any person reporting littering of public places with evidence would be rewarded 40% of the fine

Trivandrum corporation has also introduced a reward and incentive system to curb the practice of dumping waste in public places. If you report on any person who dumps waste in public spaces, you would be rewarded 40% of the fine and corporation official who levies the fine would be given an incentive of 25%.

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