Pipe-compost in Kozhikode

Pipe-compost units to cut waste menace in Kozhikode

KOZHIKODE: The city corporation has decided to set up pipe-compost units in all city households in its effort to find a permanent solution to waste menace. The plan has been successfully implemented in the state capital and will ensure the disposal of biodegradable waste at the point of generation itself.

For a start, the civic body will set up two PVC pipes, each 8-inch wide and 1.5-metre long, in each house in Kallai and Panniyyankkara with the help of residents' associations. The residents can put their daily biodegradable waste into one of pipes. Over a period, the waste turn into manure, and once the pipe full, the manure could be used for farming or gardening. The total cost of setting up one unit is Rs 1,000. At present the house owners will have to foot the cost. The civic body has already submitted a proposal to the state government to get funds and avail subsidy for the project.

An Easy Way to Dispose Domestic Waste

Has waste disposal become a menace following the Vilappilsala issue? Are you searching for an easy way for domestic waste disposal? TechonparkToday invites your attention to the easiest and useful way of disposing waste. You don’t have to invest much on this system. What you need is just two pipes.
TechnoparkToday team visited the house of retired government employee Mr. Raveendran Nair at Peroorkkada where the ring compost method has been successfully using for the past 3 years.
Two pipes, one-metre long and of 10-inch diameter, have been kept in the backyard, with a part of the pipe, about 1 foot, under the ground. Either PVC or cement pipe can be used. Dump any waste, except plastic and cloth, into this and keep a lid (anything to cover. Eg: a tile) over the ring’s mouth.
Do not add water, but it’s okay to dump curries or watery items. For a single family, one such pit would be enough to dump waste for two months. When it is full, use the second pipe. By the time it is full, the first would have turned into manure. This could be taken out for farming.
For the last 15 years, Ravindran Nair and his wife Chandrika have stopped buying vegetables from outside. Everything, from cauliflower, green gram, lady’s finger, brinjal, chilli, cabbage, amaranthus, ‘puthina’ to snake gourd, have been cultivated from their terrace garden. The ring compost supplies manure for the purpose.
TechnoparkToday readers can feel free to call Raveendran Nair and his wife Chandrika who happily shared their contact number with us. They are eager to help others on waste disposal methods. Call 0471-2438822 or 9495138822 or visit Pranavam, NCC Road, GSSRA-129, Peroorkada for more details.