SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Solid Waste Management is handled in our SRR and CVR Government Degree College in a very structured manner.
Our College provides color coded bins in the Campus – Blue Colour dust bins and Green Colour dust bins. This arrangement helps to segregate the waste generated at the source itself. The green dust bin is for wet waste and the blue dust bin is for dry waste. Our College follows the Rules of the City Vijayawada , the Solid Waste Management Rules of the State Andhra Pradesh in Local Solid Waste Management . Accordingly in our College Campus Green Dust Bins are used for organic waste and Blue Dust bins are used for Recyclable waste.
• The Waste Collection Vehicles of the City collect this waste separately and transport it to the organic waste treatment facility of the city. Similarly the recyclable waste is taken to the recyclable waste treatment units.
LIQUID WASTE MANAGEMENT:
• E – Waste Management: Disposal of E- Waste: Disposal of E- waste is one of the best practices of the department of Physics in SRR and CVR Govt. Degree College (A), Vijayawada. Electronics waste, commonly known as e-scrap or e-waste, is the trash generated from surplus, broken or unused electronic devices. Electronic goods contain various toxic and hazardous chemicals, materials that are released into the environment if we do not dispose of them properly.
Electronics’ recycling is the process undertaken by the department of Physics, by recovering materials from unused devices collected from the departments of the College to
re- use in other refurbished products. Electronics consists of valuable materials including copper, tin, iron, aluminum, fossil fuels, titanium, gold, and silver etc. Many of the materials that were used in making these electronic devices can be recovered, reused, and recycled including plastics, metals, and glasses.
Currently there has been a heavy surge on the usage of various electronic gadgets as the life span of devices is getting out-dated and the electronic products, once their batteries run out , they are replaced by the updated products. A large portion of E- waste is generated from such outdated devices. Consumers who choose to buy new electronic devices are more likely to experience data security breaches or have their identities stolen. In order to avoid this, whenever we are disposing electronics that are still functioning, we need to ensure that we have properly cleared all of our personal information from the device.
The department of Physics started "E- waste collection" as an environmental friendly best practice in SRR & CVR Government Degree College (A), Vijayawada. The department of Physics had MOU with "Karo Sambhav" through NGO Guide Foundation, Vijayawada for zero waste recycling process. Recycling E- waste enabled to recover various valuable metals and other materials from electronics, saving natural resources, reducing pollution, conserving landfill space, and creating employment at recycling plants. To implement this, the department of Physics has provided an iron E- Waste bin with a lock and a key that was arranged in our college campus to collect E- waste like old computers, accessories, mobiles, chargers etc.The local people also can deposit their E- waste in this bin. Once the bin is filled, it will be transferred to the recycling factories in Pune by Karo Sambhav Organisation. The transport from our College will be handled by the "Guide foundation". In recycling process, all the metals and toxic elements will be separated. No toxic materials go into earth to maintain an environment- friendly system. If the electronic waste has not been recycled, and dumped with the other normal solid waste in Municipal wastes, they leach out toxic materials into water and earth which is hazardous for human and animal life and also to the soil thereby to agriculture by destroying the environment.
The department of Physics has enquired in our city whether there are any E- Waste disposable units in Vijayawada and has not found any such E-Waste bins. At present, the E- Waste from Vijayawada is collected by recycling collectors. They only collect recyclable materials and dump all the remaining solid and liquid into the drainages.The toxic materials thus left, go into earth, water. These toxic materials like lead remain in earth deposits. This will lead to health hazards. The department of Physics has obtained MOU with Green Waves, Visakhapatnam. The department of Physics will obtain certification for recycling of the
E- waste, that will be provided by the Pollution Control Board, A. P.
After collecting one load of E- waste for recycling, the organization promised to pay the agreed amount to SRR and CVR Govt. Degree College. In addition, the Certificate of appreciation will also be provided from the Pollution Control Board, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.If more E- waste is recycled, less Electronics need to be produced to save the cost of production. Greenhouse gas levels can be greatly reduced. If the consumers are educated about how to reuse or recycle their electronics, they can save money, environment and also precious life on earth for the present and the future generations.