There have been various concerns and complaints we received regarding the Door to Door Garbage collectors and the fees charged by them.
Currently the Belagavi city corporation under Section 103 (B) (2) of The Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976, is collecting the solid waste management cess along with property tax.
Hence each one is paying up the solid waste management cess along with the Property tax and hence there is no need to pay users’ fee to door-to-door Garbage collectors.
But it has come to our notice that even now some citizens are paying upto Rs.50 per month to the Garbage collector which is clearly illegal and unwarranted.
The city corporation had floated tenders and will is paying the Contractors for the same.
Once the civic body collected the cess, the contractors have no scope to complain that the door-to-door collection was affected because of non-payment by public. It would force them to collect the garbage from all waste generators. The door-to-door collection of waste was aimed at making the city bin free.