In Bangalore, about 3000 to 3500 tons of garbage is collected every day. On special occasions like Ugadi, Ayudh Pooja, Vijayadashami and Deepavali the amount of garbage (organic waste from flowers, fruits, vegetable, banana leaves, etc) increases by 800 to 1000 tons. This garbage is disposed off in vehicles within 2 to 3 days to recycling units.
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During this diwali season, the garbage collected in KR Market was around 175 tons which was more than the average of 60 to 70 tons per day. Garbage collection in the markets of Jayanagar, Malleswaram, Yeshwantpur, KR Puram, Fraser Town, JP Nagar, Banashankari, Sheshadripuram was more than 25 to 30 tons than the daily average.
More than 200 additional truckloads of garbage have been disposed off to the scientific organic recycling units in Mavallipura, Mandoor, Chimmasandra Terrafarms.
BBMP Press Release dtd 28-10-2011.