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In Nagpur, Door-to-door e-waste collection on call to start soon

In an effort to encourage all citizens to do their bit to help clean up e-waste, Suritex will also be offering incentives to disposers.

Nagpur: After taking steps to clear the city of construction and demolition debris, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to tackle the growing electronic waste menace. For the same purpose, the civic body has appointed an agency – Suritex Pvt Ltd – to collect, transport, and recycle e-waste.

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E-waste collection is set to begin from the date of December 1, Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B.

In an effort to encourage all citizens to do their bit to help clean up e-waste, Suritex will also be offering incentives to disposers.

“In addition to the door-to-door collection, based on the calls received on the helpline number, NMC is also setting up e-waste collection centers in all 10 zonal offices,” said the civic chief.

The agency has been appointed for about three months as a pilot project. Meanwhile, they are going to collect e-waste and recycle it themselves. Nagpur Municipal Corporation will not provide any manpower or space at all for the same purpose. We will not pay any fee at all to the firm or provide any financial assistance. But the agency will also have to give the details of e-waste collection to the zonal offices on a daily basis and also submit the monthly report to the headquarters, Deputy Municipal Commissioner Dr. Gajendra Mahalle said.

The firm has worked with an NGO in the city

According to Dr. Gajendra Mahalle, proper e-waste disposal is the need of the hour and NMC would be working on the same. The NMC on Monday issued a work order to Suritex Pvt Ltd to start collecting e-waste separately from different areas under the municipal limits.

Mahima Suri, director of Suritex Pvt Ltd, a government-authorized e-waste recycler agency, told TOI that disposers are also going to get several incentives for handing over e-waste.

Suri has also said that the company is working in the field of e-waste recycling for about eight years and its plant is located in Butibori MIDC itself.

Electronic waste includes television sets, broken radios, computer/laptop circuits, CPUs, chips of various types, old wires, printers, mobiles, pen drives, home theaters, cameras, headphones, chargers, and any electrical items.

The firm has also worked with an NGO in the city – Swachh Association – to create awareness about

E-waste collection. E-waste Helpline Number: 89991 50086

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