Pollution from waste is aesthetically unpleasing and results in large amounts of litter in our communities which can cause health problems. It is a great concern relating to environment and society Aditya College of Engineering and Technology took major steps to manage the waste to protect and create a clean and pleasant environment. The departments as well as administrative offices generates some waste and put in two bins for wet waste and dry waste kept in departments and corridors. Each building has several dust bins from where the housekeeping staff collects the trash. In the same manner waste from canteens, residential quarters, Hostel and guest houses is collected. The collected waste is dumped in big containers (wet and dry) by the housekeeping staffs regularly. The whole waste is then segregated and then the waste that can be used for composting is dumped for vermicomposting. Vermicomposting unit requires biodegradable waste to conver as fertilizer. This fertilizer is used to promote the lemon orchard located in the ACET campus. ACET discourages use of plastic; particularly single use plastics in campus. Paper wastes from departments, Library, Administrative offices, Hostels, are disposed through vendors. The wastes are properly stacked in designated place and later disposed through vendors for proper waste management. Aditya promotes digital platform to reduce the usage of paper for communication and sharing documents.
The liquid wastes generated in the campus include Sewage, Laboratory, Laundry, hostel and canteen effluent waste. The above waste is treated through Pond setup in the institute with a capacity of 24000 KLD (Kilo Liters per Day). The entire treated water is used for watering the gardens and lawns maintained in the campus. Therefore, the entire waste water generated in the campus is treated and reused. The laboratory waste water does not contain hazardous chemicals and periodical monitoring is done by the maintenance team.
Electronic goods are put to optimum use; the minor repairs are set right by the Laboratory assistants and teaching staff; and the major repairs are handled by the Technical Assistant and are reused. ACET has entered MoU with ELECTROPRO SYSTEMS which buys our damaged computers and other non reparable e-waste and issues a Recycling certificate. ELECTROPRO procures the equipment which cannot be refurbished for re-use is dismantled and remanufactured into raw materials (i.e. metals, plastics, glass) to be marketed as recyclable. The waste compact discs and other disposable non-hazardous items are used by students for decoration during college fests as a creative means of showcasing the waste management practice that has been induced in the minds of the students.
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