Creating a litter free community
Sterling Apartment in Guduvancherry with its serene atmosphere, breezy environment, spotless streets and a verdant central park, is hugely welcoming. However, previously, the tenants and guests were greeted with litter strewn footpaths, overflowing trash bins, heaps of filth in every corner accompanied by a foul stench. The MSWM team along with the residents accomplished the remarkable makeover with their zeal, dedication and pertinacious effort.
The project was implemented in the first week of November, 2016, after a day-long awareness program conducted by the MSWM team in the apartment which has about 720 households. Mrs. P. Anuradha, a resident casts her mind to the dreadful days when the garbage cans weren’t removed for more than a week. “When it rained, water stagnated in the garbage cans, emanating a foul smell and producing maggots. At times, a hungry dog or cow would push the barrel down, littering the footpaths with rotting waste”, she recalls. Her apprehension about her family’s high susceptibility to new, unknown diseases was put to rest after the intervention of MSWM team.