The City corporation has recently floated tenders for Providing Consultancy for preparation of feasibility report followed by bid document and agreement for establishment a 100 TPD Waste to Energy plant adopting different technologies including pyrolysis technology and for an overall integrated waste management facility for city corporation Belgaum.
A pyrolysis plant (thermo-chemical decomposition of organic material) is environmental friendly and the residents of Turmuri village where the current garbage dump exists will be saved of many hazards.
In July 2011 the corporation had given a nod for a pyrolysis plant.
The garbage dump had to be shifted from Turmuri and a resolution for the same had been passed long ago but due to the non availability of a proper site the matter was kept pending.
Then MLA Sanjay Patil had promised to allocate a 5 acre land required for the project. Currently the Ramky company is collecting Rs.650 per tonne of Municipal Solid Waste while with the new plant the cost could come down to Rs.150 per tonne.