Cleantech commences Solid Waste Management Services at New Manning Market – Peliyagoda

Cleantech–a turnkey waste managementcompany established in 2002 – has partnered with the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to provide innovative waste management services at the New Manning Market in Peliyagoda.

From an overall hygiene management of the marketplace to minimising waste collection, recycling and creating community awareness on best practices in waste management, Cleantech has been working in conjunction with the Urban Development Authority to foster a culture of conservation and environmental awareness amongst market vendors and customers.

The primary goal of this partnership – as advised by State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness Hon. (Dr.) NalakaGodahewa – is to minimise the final disposal of waste in the marketplace. As a result, several initiatives such as waste to energy, composting and bio-gas generation are being explored as alternate means to final disposal.

“We have already conducted several awareness programmes, leaflet campaigns and street dramas on conservation and waste segregation. In our efforts to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, we have been exploring options onorganic waste for biogas production, composting, animal feed production, and so on,” stated M.P.J Seneviratne, Chief Manager, Cleantech.

Some of Cleantech’s services at New Manning Market include : mechanized sweeping, an overall cleaning of the marketplace, drainage systems and gullies; maintenanceof green areas, roads and parking spaces; cleaning of  restrooms and other common areas; and enforcement of waste segregation and proper disposal practices. Our aim is to minimize the spread of disease while maintaining a hygienic and pleasant environment for vendors and customers alike.

Cleantech is proud to introduce advanced machinery such as townsweepers and split compactors to Sri Lanka. The split compactor has been instrumental in providing waste management services to COVID-19-impacted areas. The dual chambers allow for the simultaneous collection of wet garbage and recyclables, thereby minimizing risk and exposure to those quarantined in their homes.

Although most of the mechanized sweeping takes place at night in order to avoid traffic congestion,the town sweeper – being small enough to navigate through traffic – will be extensively used to sweep roads during the daytime as well. In addition, all staff members have been issued complete PPE kits and are guided by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and PHI at all times.

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